Soledad // Daily Short Picks

Soledad

Based on a true story, an intuitive teen realizes her family’s lives are at stake when their immigrant housekeeper loses her grip on reality. Director’s Statement The world today can feel like a dark, serious place. Mass shootings, war, imprisoning immigrants, and a hate-filled president are at the top of[…]

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Bighorn // Daily Short Picks

BIGHORN

A supernatural historical fantasy about General Custer’s real-life connection to the New England Patriots’ first Super Bowl win. BIGHORN is based on a strange but true fact: General Custer’s bandmaster, Felix Vinatieri – an Italian immigrant and the great-great-grandfather of Super Bowl-winning kicker Adam Vinatieri – was ordered to stay[…]

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Deep Dive // Short Film Trailer

Deep Dive

In the near future, everyone sees the city through their own set of augmented reality contact lenses. Through these digital screens, it is possible for them to curate their experience of the world, – just like an online network bubble that has become part of the physical world. Here a[…]

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Tam Tam // Daily Short Picks

Tam Tam – Outside the Lines

The right to citizenship at birth, ‘ius soli’, is still unapproved in Italy, denying over a million children, born of immigrant parents, automatic citizenship. The film captures the story of an Italian basketball team, who were refused access to regional leagues because of the Italian born players’ immigration status. Former[…]

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The English Teecher // Daily Short Picks

The English Teecher

If you’re an immigrant to the United States, you’re going to need to learn English as a second language. And what better place than ENGLISHTOPIA? Conveniently located in West New York, New Jersey, right through the Lincoln Tunnel. As “THE ENGLISH TEECHER” Danny Dresden finds his calling, finds his people[…]

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Shadows of Greatness // Daily Short Picks

Shadows of Greatness

Shadows of Greatness follows pro boxer Sena Agbeko, Ghana’s former middleweight boxing champion. With a record of 60-9, he moved to the US to take his career to the next level, but has yet to make his mainstream debut. In the middle of a career gap and an immigrant with[…]

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A Stone of Hope // Daily Short Picks

A Stone of Hope

Jim St. Germain has surmounted enormous odds. He was born into poverty before immigrating from Haiti to Crown Heights in Brooklyn. Once in the states, Jim began to get into trouble with the law and almost died from violence in his neighborhood. Jim eventually turned everything around and now can[…]

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Le nom que tu portes || Featured Short Film

Le nom que tu portes (The Name You Carry)

When Vlace is suspended for hitting a classmate, Sasha is called to come get his son at school and has no choice but to take him along on his delivery route. French Canadian filmmaker Hervé Demers is starting to make quite the name for himself, and after sharing with us[…]

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Nacido de Nuevo || Featured Short Film

Nacido de Nuevo

After the death of his young son, border patrol officer Ramon Nunez finds redemption at the hands of an illegal immigrant in a single polarizing and life-altering night. The discussion of immigration has become a big topic over the last year, and it’s great to see artists creating films to[…]

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Americano || Crowdfunding Campaign We Dig

Americano

Americano. An unofficial patriot’s fight for the dream AMERICANO is character-driven thriller about ISAAC, a struggling Syrian immigrant. He wants what all of us are chasing–the American dream. Isaac does “unofficial” monitoring work his employer, a statesman named HOLLESTER, in exchange for a signed deportation appeal—keeping him and his wife[…]

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