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The Secret Life of Houses

by Adrian Velicescu

When her mother is hospitalized, nine-year-old Margaret gives her house a life of its own as she struggles to keep her world together.

Sentenced Home

by Nicole Newnham and David Grabias

Raised as Americans in inner-city projects near Seattle, three young Cambodian men are deported back to Cambodia, caught between a tragic past and an uncertain future by a system that doesn't offer any second chances.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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Short Stack 2006 with "My Life ... Disoriented"

by Eric Byler, Claire Yorita Lee, Di Quon, Liza Suh, Jasmin Gordon, Mai Heiselmann, and Mike Blum

Four films — including the two grand prize-winners of the first Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival — explore questions of love, displacement, belonging, and identity. Short Stack 2006 looks at the rise and fall of a boy's first zit, uprooted sisters taking on a new school, revelations about a mourned father, and country-western romance, Japanese style.

Independent Lens

Short, Not Sweet

By Robert Slane, Timothy Greenberg, Louise Johnson, David Fukushima, Matthew Miller, Ezra Krybus, and Jamie Travis

This short film "medley" includes Fine Line Between Cute and Creepy, La Puppe, A Monster's Calling, The School, and Why the Anderson Children Didn't Come to Dinner.

Independent Lens

The Spring of Sorrow

by Suzi Yoonessi

Two sisters live a nomadic life, displaced by global warming. Trapped in the desert in the midst of a water shortage, Isabelle tells her younger sister Lily a fairytale that explains how this tragedy came to be.


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Teacher in a Box

by Tanuj Sachdev Chopra

A jaded teacher being replaced by a digital avatar protects girl who invented a product that will make millions for the corporation owning the school.


Terminal, USA

by Jon Moritsugu

All the action of a month of soap operas are compressed as one Japanese American family explodes notions of the "model minority."

True to the Game

by Robert Young and Sandy Kazan

Written by a 16-year-old high school student, True to the Game dramatizes the story of a teenage African American girl in New York City, torn between her life as a drug and gun dealer and her desire to become a writer.

The Wilgus Stories

by Andrew Garrison

Set in the mountains of Kentucky, The Wilgus Stories is a trilogy (Fat Monroe, Night Ride and Maxine) about Wilgus Collier and those close to him.

The Witchcatcher

by William Hudson

The Witchcatcher pits 155-year-old Titilayo Monifa in battle against a demon who has been killing the children of Atlanta.


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