Shorts Program Two

A Rodeo Film

A Rodeo Film

Averill Hunter, a black bull rider living in rural California, is at the top of his game. Averill however, has a few secrets; he’s fallen out of love with the sport and is carrying on a love affair with his brother’s wife, Frankie. He’s living a lie in more way than one. His brother, once a great bullrider himself expects Averill to compete and win as the family has always done. When Averill loses his cross, a family heirloom he takes it as a sign, maybe now is the time for a change.

Dunya's Day

Dunya's Day

A dark comedy set in an affluent suburb of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the film follows Dunya on the day of her graduation party. Hours before her esteemed guests arrive, all the domestic help take off– fed up with “Madame” Dunya’s antics. Aided only by her two sidekicks, can Dunya throw a flawless fete and protect her hard-earned social status?

Jazz in Wakanda

Jazz in Wakanda

Julie, French & African immigrant, and her daughter Jazz, 7, are on their way to see the Greek tragedy "Antigone." As they stop by to get a milkshake, the cashier points out Julie' slight accent. The comment not only causes discomfort to both mother and daughter but triggers a much deeper conversation around Jazz's recent uncovering: slavery.

Unalienable Rights

Unalienable Rights

During the 70’s and 80’s there was an organization that forged communal-ism and voiced the struggle for civil-rights. The MOVE organization led by John Africa, a philosophical man able to lead a group of Philadelphians with hopes of achieving humanistic utopia of connecting as one with nature and rid the land of racism and police brutality. Also during this time talk-radio personality, Mumia Abu-Jamal, a MOVE supporter and Black Panther, covered many MOVE trials throughout his career and asked John Africa to represent him during his trial for allegedly killing a Philadelphia officer during a traffic stop involving Mumia’s brother.

Wonder

Wonder

WONDER tracks the events that transpire when Sammy (Benji Siegel) encounters a heroic drag queen (Jamyl Dobson) and secretly starts dreaming of trick-or-treating as Wonder Woman for Halloween. Confused and fearful of these unfamiliar feelings, Sammy begins to question his gender in relation to the world around him, and how this secret will affect his relationship with his blue collar, single father, Frank (Gabriel Furman).