Rashid Masharawi (Laila’s Birthday
) balances tragicomic absurdity with heartfelt affection for the land of his birth in this tale of two brothers who supply sound systems to events in the West Bank. They’re saving their money to emigrate to Canada and escape the intolerable conditions under occupation, including an Israeli rocket attack that took Samy’s hearing and killed Stereo’s wife. But as they near their goal, they’re increasingly torn apart by the thought of abandoning their homeland. In Arabic with English subtitles.
Music Video by Jon Langford - "Drone Operator" Hassan Amejal / USA / 6 min
Drone Operator celebrates our new low-risk stay-at home warrior class who rain down armageddon across the planet while never leaving the comfort of their office.
North American Premiere Short DocumentaryHidden Wounds Tomas Kaan / Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA / 7 min
Pioneering Belgian rockers dEUS explore the horrors of post-traumatic stress disorder through the personal stories of twenty veterans of wars around the world.