Season 7 Films
This year’s collection of films focus on themes across five overlapping “Territories of Loneliness.”
Getting older can have many positive benefits, but it can also lead to challenges, including feelings of loneliness. In these short films, people are finding unique ways to connect with themselves and others as they age.
The experience of feeling different, of not belonging, of not being part of a group, can lead to loneliness. The characters in these films are searching for a sense of belonging, finding their community, or discovering ways to connect to their identity.
Physical or mental illness can isolate us and make it harder to relate to others. Stories about navigating illness inspire compassion and understanding by normalizing a common human experience.
Our world is at once highly-connected and uniquely disconnected. The films in this category explore the ways we interact with one another– and find community– in our modern world.
Trauma can lead us to self-isolate and create a smaller world for ourselves in an effort to protect our mind and body. These films showcase the resilience and healing of survivors, through stories of connection.
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