Illegal! - 12th Annual Harlem International Film Festival
SHORTS PROGRAM II
THE OTHER SIDE
Director: Griselda San Martin
US, 6 min
The Other Side is the story of deported musician Jose Marquez and his daughter Susanna who have been separated for almost 15 years but meet every month on either side of the US-Mexico border wall.
SON OF KALI
Director: Amit Agarwal
Singapore, India, 17 min
Probir, an illegal Bangladeshi migrant arrives in India during a religious festival. Suddenly he is no longer the persecuted minority but his joy lasts just one euphoric evening.
Fleeing a genocide against Hindus in Bangladesh, Probir reaches India in the middle of a major Hindu festival. An evening of intense religious euphoria follows and Probir feels he is like a child in a religious Disneyland. He is being accompanied by his childhood Muslim friend Anuar, who is enjoying the Hindu festival in his own hedonistic way. But his mother Goddess has other plans for him.
Director: Jake Alexander
US, 8 min
Madou Dossama (43) an immigrant husband and father of two young children attends a job interview that could change his familys life.
During this job interview with hospital administrator, Garrett Morgan (54), we discover that there is more to Madou Dossama than meets the eye.
Will Madous passion and determination be enough for him to achieve his goal for a better life... given the chance what would you do if given a 2ND LIFE.
Director: Christophe Rolin, Marc Recchia, Pape Bouname Lopy
Luxembourg, Belgium, 25 min
Matar, a Senegalese fisherman, finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar.
On his way, he crosses paths with NZibou a crazy wise man who measures the clouds. He questions Matar about search for identity.
One day, Matar disappears.
A Senegalese fisherman finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar and decides to use it. He soon crosses paths with NZibou, a wise man who measures the clouds and questions the man about his search for identity.
RASTAS' JOURNEY 'HOME'
Director: Maria Stratford
Indonesia, Australia, 40 min
Reggae music often refers to the greatness of Africa and the desire of members of the Rastafari movement to return to the land of their ancestors. But how many Rastas make the journey 'home' and how successful is the act of repatriation? Rastas' Journey 'Home' is a documentary that explores the process of returning to one's roots and through interviews with members of the Rasta community reveals the conflicted emotions that they experience in their new homeland of Ethiopia. The documentary also highlights reggae music that features the discourse of Africa, Zion and being African.
The film looks at the reality of 'repatriation' to Africa for members of the Rastafari movement who are descendants of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Filmmaker Talkback will follow the screening
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