Crowded by Nathania Rubin (6:00 / USA, Netherlands, Germany / 2019). Crowded is a hand-drawn animation made by erasing and redrawing graphite. It depicts a shifting figure, made temporarily fixed in its form by variable contexts. Sometimes that context is a piece of drawing paper, a lover or a room.
On A Clear Day You Can See The Revolution From Here by Ben Evans James (64:00 / Kazakstan / 2020). An expansive journey through the Kazakh steppe, On A Clear Day You Can See the Revolution From Here excavates layers of myth, history and geology to reveal the shifting fault lines between a government, its people and their land.
Sammy, Una Sola Sangre, Pariah, my brother, I follow you show me the route to the springs and What Happens to a Dream Deferred by Esery Mondesir (2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020). Mondesir's work, which includes documentary, fiction and experimental narratives, takes a critical stance on modern-day social, political and cultural phenomena to suggest a reading of our society from its margins.
The Prince by Kyra Zagorsky and Patrick Sabongui (9:58 / Canada / 2018). Olivia, a young tap dancer, and her uncle Amir, an actor, struggle with what it means to be Middle-Eastern-American and artists in today's racially divided world.