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Prepare yourself for the unexpected. This collection of animation and live action shorts is intended to provoke some thought, encourage you to ponder possibilities and of course, question everything.

For Ages Teen 14+ | 82 minutes | Presented in English, nonverbal and original languages with English subtitles

Themes: Behind the stories of immigration are often stories of loss, separation, peril and forced exodus. This program get depicts gripping and real experiences.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York.

The Boot

A mother bird attempts to support her babies amidst a city desolated by war and bombings. She searches among the rubble for a worm to feed the baby birds, but both food and life are a scarcity in this shell-shocked town. The mother bird must therefore get creative in order to save both her and her children's lives.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    4 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Premiere
    Midwest Premiere
  • Rating
    CONTENT DETAILS: Stressful Situations, Depictions of War, Traumatic and/or Triggering Content
  • Note
    THEMES: Perseverance, Facing Challenges, Overcome Obstacles/Adversity
  • Director
    Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib
  • Screenwriter
    Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib
  • Producer
    Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib