Shorts Program Five

Our Home Here

Our Home Here

Confused and frustrated by his rejection from the US Marines, 19-year-old Dylan clashes with his older sister, Rose. Meanwhile, driven by guilt and loneliness, 43-year-old fast food worker Celine tries in vain to convince her far-away son that she’s becoming successful in America. 21-year-old Sean grapples with his aimlessness, turning to the comforts of drugs and alcohol. Unbeknownst to them, these four lives will soon come together in a violent clash at the Sunny Meals drive-thru when Sean’s drug-bender takes a sinister turn, forever changing the trajectories of their lives, their careers, and their relationships.

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday is a story about the indignity of American poverty told with poignancy, pathos and sensitivity. It follows a mother and daughter, Camille and Kris, that are recently homeless and living in their car. Kris commits a reckless act in a desperate attempt to preserve a vestige from their former life. It’s a story about how holding tightly to tradition can sustain a family in crisis.

Who Are We Now

Who Are We Now

'WHO ARE WE NOW' by Synacure (aka Bryan Lurie) featuring Abiodun Oyewole's of The Last Poets performing his poem 'Who Are We Now' and Baba Donn Babatunde, also of The Last Poets, on congas. The video also features legendary uprocking dance skills of B-girl Rokafella and B-boy Kwikstep as well as newcomer Alanna Fernandez. The video centers around a central question that Abiodun keeps posing to us, while we fight with each other, go through the mundane and try and run and hide from ourselves. Abiodun is the griot philosopher constantly forcing us to ask ourselves, who are we now...?