SHORTS: ROOTS

Once you click to watch or stream the film, you will have 48 hours to view the film.
  • 24 24
  • CRESCENDO! CRESCENDO!
  • HAYAT HAYAT
  • MOMMY'S NIGHTMARE MOMMY'S NIGHTMARE
  • MOTHERLAND MOTHERLAND
  • SING ME A LULLABY SING ME A LULLABY

Showings

Online Screening Wed, Nov 11 12:00 PM
This film will be available to stream only in the US and US territories.
Film Details
Running Time:79
DOC NYC
Event Years:2020
Festival Section:Shorts Programs
Film Genres:Women Directors
International
Politics
Race
Music
Performance
New York City
LGBTQIA
History
Human Rights
Asian/Asian American
Animals & Nature
Family
Youth
Women & Girls

Description

An exploration of who we are and where we come from. (TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 79 MIN)

Motherland | Director: Ellen Evans

Two young men are forcibly returned to Jamaica after a lifetime in Britain, as part of a controversial government policy on national identity.  (UK, 13 MIN)

Crescendo! | Director: Alex Mallis

Acclaimed operatic tenor Michael Fabiano faces concerns about living openly as a gay man within the traditionally conservative culture of his field. (USA, 10 MIN) 

24 | Director: Brian Yulo Ng

An animated exploration of the experiences of a young man born between different cultures, tackling issues of identity, memory, and trauma.  (USA, 2 MIN)

Mommy's Nightmare | Director: Jonathan Napolitano

Childhood home videos reveal a personal story of abuse and resilience.  (USA, 11 MIN)

Hayat | Director: Rendah Haj

Rahma, an Eritrean migrant in Australia, encounters difficulties and isolation as she works to keep her four young children connected to their culture. (Australia, 14 MIN). 

Sing Me a Lullaby | Director: Tiffany Hsuing

A daughter journeys to Taiwan seeking her mother's long lost mother, uncovering family secrets and connecting the generations.(Canada, 29 MIN)


Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Brian Yulo Ng, Alex Mallis, Rendah Haj, Jonathan Napolitano, Ellen Evans, Tiffany Hsiung (Filmmakers), immediately following the film.

Included Shorts

MOTHERLAND (13min) Once you click to watch or stream the film, you will have 48 hours to view the film. More
CRESCENDO! (10min) Once you click to watch or stream the film, you will have 48 hours to view the film. More
24 (2min) Once you click to watch or stream the film, you will have 48 hours to view the film. More
MOMMY'S NIGHTMARE (11min) Once you click to watch or stream the film, you will have 48 hours to view the film. More
HAYAT (14min) Once you click to watch or stream the film, you will have 48 hours to view the film. More
SING ME A LULLABY (29min) Once you click to watch or stream the film, you will have 48 hours to view the film. More