Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film: Shorts
The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film is the Stone Center’s annual series spotlighting films from all corners of the African diaspora.
BALADI (MY COUNTRY)
Dir.: Jenna Mahmoud Bosco|14 min | 2020 | Short Narrative | USA
Gamal, a lonely Muslim immigrant, has to find a place to live when his friend asks him to leave. Fritzie, a grieving Jewish widow, is struggling to pay her bills. When the pair meet at the park, an unlikely friendship develops that will change their lives forever.
Dir.: Samuel Lee Fudge | 16 min | 2020 | Short Narrative | USA
A Black man is falsely accused and trapped in prison during the pandemic, while his loved ones on the outside work desperately to get him home.
Dir.: Logan Jackson|13 min | 2020 | Short Film | USA
As last-minute plans for a babysitter fall apart, eight-year-old Brandon is left alone to oversee his younger brother mason.
Dir: Maharaki | 5 min | 2020 | Short Narrative | Martinique/France
To rebuild Haiti, three soldiers put together a plan of crazy audacity.
THE HOUSE ON CARTER ROAD
Dir.: Shawn Gerrard | 10 min | 2020 | Short Narrative | USAAt the height of redlining in 1968, a Black couple and a White couple try to buy the same suburban house in New Jersey.