- Shorts Programs
- 85 mins
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
Guided by shamans and ancestral spirits, we traverse the line between the living and the dead, tradition and transformation, fiction and non-fiction. — Udval Altangerel
In this program
A SIP OF WATER
Directed by Hyuna Cho
An animated piece that seeks to explore the role of shaminism in Korean culture.
Directed by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
After a botched performance as a mourner-for-hire, Mona retreats from her mother’s fury, and seeks out a shaman to cure her inability to cry.
Directed by Sammay Dizon
During COVID-19, a community grapples with the complexity of grief and the necessary steps towards collective healing.
Directed by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
A troubled girl is taken to a local shaman for spiritual healing. Trapped by ancient beliefs, she finds peace in the physical realm.
RIVER OF SMALL GODS
Directed by Bradley Tangonan
A Native Hawaiian woman is hired by a mysterious sculptor to retrieve lava stones from a sacred riverbed deep in the forests of Hawaiʻi.
THE EYES OF SUMMER
Directed by Rajee Samarasinghe
A young girl develops a friendship with a spirit who lives in an abandoned house.
Directed by Alisi Telengut
Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, an exploration of the indigenous worldview and wisdom.