Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible — Maya Angelou
Q&A with filmmakers after screening
Directors: Bru Muller, Aina Dumlao
Producers: Aina Dumlao, Bru Muller, Corey Cooper
Cast: Aina Dumlao, Shaw Jones, Leslie Thurston, Maria Pallas, Jeremy Andorfer-Lopez, Eddie Martinez, Seli M. Rose
Synopsis: An unflinching look at the plight of immigrants victimized by violent crimes and the obstacles they face - told thru the eyes of one victim.
Director: Dan Bronfeld
Producer: Elena Aksenova
Cast: Gustavo Quiroz - as "Nabil" , Karim Saleh - as "Malik"
Synopsis: An orphan boy has his humanity tested when his film director encourages him to give a violent performance that will blend fiction with reality.
Director: Ray Savaya
Producers: Vaishni Majoomdar, Barbara Szeman and Ray Savaya
Cast: Samy Osman, Dalal Badr
Synopsis: A couple welcomes their first born son into the world. Tensions slowly arise over a disagreement which lead them into questioning their identity.
Director: Kelley Kali
Producers: Victor Pourcel, Kelley Kali, Lisa L. Wilson, Garcelle Beauvais
Cast: Garcelle Beauvais, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Jasmin Jean-Louis, Kyra Rose, Denise Milfort, Brian Nahas, Scott Young, Julyza Commodore
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, LALO’S HOUSE, follows the relentless courage of Manouchka, a 14-year-old Haitian girl, and her 5-year-old sister, Phara, who are abducted and thrown into an underground prostitution network that is posing as a Catholic orphanage. Forced to grow up prematurely, Manouchka must fight to save Phara and escape the fraudulent nun, Sister Francine, who holds them captive.
Director: Mahaliyah Ayla O
Producers: Mahaliyah Ayla O, Vita Esperança Amore, Janice Duncan
Cast: Mojan Nourbakhsh, Joey Marie Urbina, Sharareh Shahbazi, Fred Berman, Alexander Gulati
Synopsis: A closeted medical student risks being outed to her family the same evening a masked gunman opens fire at a gay nightclub.
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