Mon, Sep 09 | Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut

1:45pm Mon. Dramatic Shorts I

An eclectic mix of Israeli & Middle Eastern short format films.
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Time & Location

Sep 09, 2019, 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA

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Dramatic Shorts I

1:45pm - An eclectic mix of Israeli & Middle Eastern short format films.

Limit 7 min. Iran  Written and directed by: Javad Daraei. In a quite area, a young man with physical and verbal disabilities does his best in a desperate attempt to ask for help.

The Exhale 23.5 min. Iran - Written and directed by: Mohammad Hormozi. After many years, a father returns to his boyhood village along with his son to bury the remains of his own father under his favorite tree. Meanwhile, somewhere on the grain fields and with his own child on the way, the son has to somehow break the news that the father's death is close...

A Hand Sewn Star   9 min  Israel - On a summer's day, a tree sees a family coming towards it. The children play, the father hums a nursery rhyme to his daughter, the mother sews something on everyone's clothes. When the mother finishes sewing, everyone puts on their clothes, and the tree looks away, the child runs to the tree one last time, but everything is different.

Abroad  10 min. New York NY - Directed by: Zayn Alexander. DWA  Jad and Rania, a Lebanese couple living in New York City, struggle to achieve their shared dream of breaking into the acting industry due, in part, to the typecasting of Middle-Eastern actors. The combined pressures of juggling multiple day jobs and living so far from home begin to eat away at Jad, while Rania relishes the struggle. These differences are brought to light on the day that Jad proposes to Rania, and their relationship is put to a test as it becomes clear that their time abroad has left them yearning for different things.

Division Ave 14.5 min. Brooklyn NY.  Dir. Michal Birnbaum - The fight for justice of a Latina cleaning lady in Hasidic Brooklyn. A few days before Passover, Fernanda, a young Mexican woman, is hired by a Brooklyn cleaning agency to work in the local Jewish Hasidic community. Despite a prolonged wait for her payment, Fernanda continues to faithfully show up for work each day at Nechama’s house. An unexpected connection between the two leads to a fight for justice against the cleaning agency at fault, bridging the gaps between their very different worlds.

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Jewish Film Festival of Western Connecticut 2019