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Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.

They made stories of us, being one on mountaintops. Fled the city after us, along the way they gave our props. Honor amongst thieves, but its way turns the pages. And it’s contagious, being part of us.

In this program


BEFORE DAWN, KABUL TIME

Directed by Tara Motamedi

In the wake of the Americans announcing their withdrawal from Afghanistan, an Afghan prosecutor fleeing from the Taliban seeks the help of an American journalist to evacuate from Kabul before the last plane departs. 

BRONX PARK THUNDER

Directed by Shaun Vivaris

Forced to run an errand for a Bronx mafioso, a small-time fireworks and ecstasy dealer seizes the opportunity of a lifetime and goes rogue.

NEITHER ON THE MOUNTAIN NOR IN THE FIELD

Directed by Gulzat Egemberdieva

The film documents an interchange of experiences and meanings between a group of Pamir Kyrgyz nomads who recently left their Afghan “roof of the world,” a Kyrgyz village inhabitant, living “Neither in the mountain, nor in the Field,” and myself, caught between village, capital city, and the West. 

SHOT CLOCK

Directed by King Lu

Three teenagers – an Asian boy, Black boy, and Latina girl – weaponize their race and gender to hustle people at basketball in LA.

THANK YOU NEVER COME AGAIN

Directed by Sky Xue

During the pandemic, and before the BLM uprisings, a Chinese son searches for his father, who he fears has been displaced due to unpaid rent at his barbershop and rent–an exploration of erasure, gentrification, and father-son dynamics.

WINDHORSE

Directed by Sunil Gurung

Sonam and his estranged son Karma journey to ancestral monasteries in the mountains to light butter lamps in memory of Sonam’s deceased wife. 

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