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Thursday, June 22nd

1:30PM – 3:30PM


Rough Waters, directed by Claire Imler and Troy Charbonnet. Submerged in the darkness of her depression and struggling to stay afloat in the rough waters of her life, Katie uncovers what matters most in her journey to recovery. (WP, 2016, Experimental Drama, 6 min. 36 sec., Irvine, California , USA)

Before the Wave, directed by Molly Willows. Before the Wave is a lyrical documentary featuring a captivating community of indigenous, stateless Moken sea nomads who live off the coast of Burma and Thailand. Today living as a ragtag community of ocean-frolicking outliers, the vibrant community survived the Boxing Day tsunami 10 years ago. This poetic and intimate film explores their disappearing aquatic lifestyle and shifting spirituality, largely due to Christian missionaries who arrived to “save” them after the fatal wave, and reflects upon broader issues of globalization, modern-day religiosity, and our fragile environment. (NAP, 2016, Documentary, 23 min., Thailand, Myanmar/Canada)

Unwelcome, directed by Ida Theresa Myklebost. In a makeshift tent on a gas station in Greece lives six-year-old Menwar and his family. They fled the bloody war in Syria hoping to find peace in Europe but arrived in Greece only to find that the rest of Europe has closed its borders to them. (CP, 2017, Documentary, 15 min. 50 sec., Greece/USA)



Dogs of Democracy, directed by Mary Zournazi. Zournazi explores life on the street through the eyes of stray dogs and the community’s everyday experience with them, where the dogs symbolize hope for the people during Greece’s anti-austerity movement. It is a universal story about love and loyalty and speaks to what we can learn from animals. (CP, 2016, Documentary, 57 min., Greece/Australia)

Total run time: 101 minutes. Audience Q & A with filmmakers. Hosted by Stella Pascall.