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by Joyce Lee
A 3-D-animated short about a bright, five year old from China who uses her imagination to cope with her new life in America.
by Francesca Talenti
Voice narrations of poems come to life in this series of animated interstitials illustrating the subtle and ambiguous nature of poetry.
by Bernardo Ruiz
A veteran reporter and photojournalist chronicles the interconnected stories of a rapidly changing city on the Mexican-American border.
by Paul Fierlinger and Sandra Fierlinger
Paul Fierlinger's unique animation captures five individuals from diverse backgrounds as they describe their bouts with loneliness, its challenges and benefits.
by Lynn Smith
This animated film, which uses crayon drawings on glass, offers a playful interpretation of Carl Sandburg's poem "Arithmetic," and includes a joyful and musical reading by the poet himself.
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.
by Paul Fierlinger
From his dark days in Communist Czechoslovakia through brighter times in the United States, animator Paul Fierlinger has navigated through life with dog as his co-pilot.
by Heather Courtney
Focusing on the lives of Juan and Ramon, immigrant day laborers working in Austin, Texas, Los Trabajadores/The Workers explores the contradictions that haunt America's dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor.
by Ari Folman
Written and directed by Ari Folman, this animated feature relates Folman’s struggle to come to terms with his role in the 1982 Lebanon War.
Global Perspectives Collection