LOGLINE: Three women sit down to talk about making her-story.
SYNOPSIS: #womenmarch is a short film about three millennial women living in New York who come together to prepare for one of the biggest moments in history, The Women’s March in DC. After initial excitement the girls start to talk logistics and personal conflicts and their good intentions quickly unravel.
LOGLINE: A man is consumed by a negative relationship with his body, manifested as a slick, toxic companion who lingers on his every move and threatens to sabotage every aspect of his life.
SYNOPSIS: Justin Andrew Davis writes, directs, and stars in his own short film about a man consumed by an eating disorder, manifested as a slick, toxic companion (Ryan Wesen) who lingers on his every move. Over the course of 24 hours, he nearly sabotages his standing at his job and his relationship with his romantic partner (Peyton Michelle Edwards), all while pushing his body to dangerous extremes, giving us a look into how actions motivated by poor self-image can threaten every aspect of a person’s life.
LOGLINE: A Romanian woman is snatched off the streets of London in broad daylight, trafficked through a series of pop-up brothels in the UK, and subjected to physical, psychological, and sexual abuse. Based on a true story.
SYNOPSIS: A Romanian living in London, Ana (Anca Dumitra) is a part-time nursing student and cleaning lady, until one day she is grabbed off the street in broad daylight. Threatened with the life of her mother, she is flown out to Northern Ireland and trafficked through a series of pop-up brothels in the United Kingdom as a sex slave. She soon becomes known to paying customers as a noncompliant girl and survives physical, sexual, and psychological abuse for a year. Authorities (including Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech) track her movements and those of other girls and women like her, but have no case unless someone comes forth to testify against their captors, who exercise brutal and dehumanizing psychological control over them.
Unnikrishnan Parameswaran, 2018, 19 min 37 sec
Saturday, May 5th, 4:30pm
Don’t Be Afraid (Daro Mat) revolves around the less spoken about Indian Girl. The indian girl who is smart and yet devoid of opinions as ‘ having an opinion’ was never an option. The movie depicts her strength portrayed by simple thoughts.