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Doki-Doki

by Chris Eska

In suburban Tokyo, Yumi waits with the same strangers for the same train every day, until she decides to find out more about her fellow commuters.

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Family Remains

by Tamara Jenkins and Scott Macaulay

A mother and daughter are marooned in a sleepy community 10 years after the disappearance of the girl’s father in this film by Tamara Jenkins.

First Surface

by Theodore Lyman

What if, at 12 years old, you could remember being an old man?

Fishbowl

by Kayo Hatta, Linda Barry, and Eleanor Nakama-Mitsungaga

Adapted from Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, this dramatic short follows 13-year-old Lovey of Hilo, Hawaii, as she tries to be anything but herself.

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Foto-Novelas

by Carlos Avila and Kurt Kaya

Using fantastic elements from the Mexican and Latin American comic book tradition, everyday reality is woven with magical realism into four original half-hour dramas.

Harambee!

by Liz Nealon

A family drama set in the housing projects of Brooklyn during the African American celebration Kwanzaa, starring Howard Rollins.

Mother of the River

by Zeinabu Irene Davis

The tale of a girl befriending an ostracized old woman who teaches her strength and independence despite the conditions of slavery in the ante-bellum South.

Night Ride

by Andrew Garrison

A boy's night ride in the Appalachian countryside allows him to learn a thing or two about life and his father from his wild-livin' uncle.

The Pool Party

by Gary Soto

After being invited to a wealthy classmate's pool party, a Mexican American boy seeks advice from friends and family on how to make a big splash.

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.

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