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Concatenate (Shorts)

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Vertical connections — with our elders and ancestors — and horizontal connections — with our peers and friends — shape who we are and who we can become.


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Auspicious Return is a film that follows our main character Sayeed and his yearning for answers about himself and his family’s past. Sayeed is a 13-year-old boy on his annual vacation on Martha’s Vineyard with his family. He has recently taken up the teenage habit of perpetually wearing earphones and wandering off to nearby bodies of water. His connection to, and obsession with, open waters has been concerning and perplexing to his family, except his grandmother, who holds a secret only Sayeed can access. While navigating a confusing time in his life, Sayeed begins to ask questions about his maternal ancestors. Through his dreams, we get closer to the answers about his lineage and name.

  • Runtime
    5 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    East Coast
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  • Director
    Mahsati Fidel Moorhead
  • Screenwriter
    Story by Mahsati Fidel
  • Cast
    Ziggy Sayeed, Mali Jackson, Jamyla Bennu, Mario Moorhead, Pierre Bennu
  • Cinematographer
    Mahsati Fidel