Short Cuts

Total running time: 90 minutes.

Tickets are not required. Seating on a first come, first serve basis.


Soudade Kaadan
Lebanon/Syria, 2019, 13 minutes

Ayman teaches his wife how to drive his car. The lesson takes a turn into madness and nostalgia for these Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
In Arabic with English subtitles

What Remains

Areej Mahmoud
USA, 2019, 16 minutes

Farid, an Iraqi Uber driver is about to finish his last ride for the night when a desperate war veteran hijacks his car at gunpoint.
North American Premiere
In Arabic and English with English subtitles

The President's Visit

Cyril Aris
Lebanon/USA/Qatar, 2017, 19 minutes

When a small coastal town learns about the secret visit of the President to its local soap shop, they embark on a struggle to clean up and maintain the perfect image of their town.
In Arabic with English subtitles


Wisam Al Jafari
Palestine, 2018, 15 minutes

Two young Palestinians try to record a demo for a music competition inside a noisy refugee camp.
In Arabic with English subtitles

Dunya's Day

Raed Alsemari
Saudi Arabia/USA, 2018, 14 minutes

Abandoned by her domestic help, Dunya fights to throw the perfect graduation soirée.
In Person: Director Raed Alsemari
In Arabic with English subtitles

Are You Volleyball?!

Mohammad Bakhshi
Iran, 2018, 15 minutes

Asylum seekers conflict with border guards until a deaf-mute boy initiates better communication between the two groups.
In Arabic and English with English subtitles

Sunday, October 20
8:00 PM
Saturday, October 26
6:30 PM


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