Included: America First-Nature Last, Dear Aunt Noa, and Tikkun Olam
Short Film Block 2
America First, Nature Last
Directed by Andreas Ewels
28 minutes, 45 seconds
This is a documentary about a torn country. What matters more: Economic success or a responsible environmental policy? The voter decides. This film is about people and their hope.
Dear Aunt Noa
Directed by Dana Aliya Levinson
11 minutes, 33 seconds
Childhood best friends Noa, a transgender environmental activist from Los Angeles, and Jerry, a struggling family-man mechanic from Ohio, reunite over cocktails. But can their bond survive the weight of a violently divisive society? Can we agree to disagree anymore? Is persuasion a dead art or should we just burn it all down? “Dear Aunt Noah” explores the conflicting intersection between friendship and ideology, Llve and belief. In an “All or Nothing” world where everyone is muting out the other side and retreating to their echo chambers, this film addresses this avoided, uncomfortably painful conversation head on and reveals humans to be the truly nuanced and complex creatures that we are, instead of just crude, digestible caricatures of “us” and “them.”
Directed by Bob Ahmed
10 minutes, 30 seconds
“Tikkun Olam” is a short, narrative film about an 8-year-old boy in Washington, D.C. who encounters a homeless veteran. The film was inspired by the director’s own experiences while living in Washington, D.C., which has the highest homelessness rate in America.
Friday, September 24th, Saturday, September 25th
9:30 – 10:30, 12:00 – 1:00, 5:15 – 6:15
The Strand, Hayes Theater 1, Hayes Theater 2