Short Film: SONDER, 9min., USA, Dance

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Sonder: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed. – Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

This film was inspired by a feeling of helplessness in a chaotic time; not knowing where to channel our efforts, our grief, our frustration.

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Short Film: TAKAKO VS NINE LIVES, 9min., USA, Dance

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Takako Vs. Nine Lives is screen dance that uses a hybrid dance language and multiple camera perspectives to create parodic feminist interpretation of a three act balletic pas de deux/ three round wrestling match. The choreography, performed to an original score, draws upon vocabulary and aesthetic imagery from professional wrestling, classical ballet, comic books and Japanese manga. The action follows a mythological narrative, with characters behaving according to codes employed in Greek mythology, fairy tales and commedia dell’ arte. A battle unfolds, reflecting the interconnectedness of love and violence, beauty and monstrosity, strength and vulnerability.

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Short Film: BLACK LIVES MATTER, 9min., USA, Experimental

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Six black women dancers interpret the struggles of racism and police brutality through there movements.

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Short Film: DUEL CITIZEN, 9min., USA, Experimental

An Iranian immigrant confronts his American self.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    تضاد هويتى
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
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