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8 films in package
My mother’s dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in my life. I rely on her dreams more than any religion.
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Of Memory and Debris
An intimate portrait of the director’s grandparents back in Venezuela: Ababo scrapes the sewers of a gold processing factory, and Opa struggles with solitude after losing his wife to Alzheimer’s.
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Quan is a stubborn but mature 11-year-old. One day, coming home from school, he witnesses something that makes him question his family’s dynamics.
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In present day Queens, New York, a Turkish gravedigger is unable to face a shattering truth, and risks losing the dearest connection left in his life.
Mass Ave
Over a day of landscaping work, a first generation African American and his immigrant father have their tense relationship and different outlooks on life transformed irreversibly when they are racially profiled by police.
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The Name of the Son
Lucho, a 13-year-old trans boy, doesn't usually share much time with his father. When he goes on vacation with him and his younger sister, the new closeness and daily life put their relationship to the test.
A teenage girl reckons with love and loss as her mother battles a dangerous disease. A story about the enduring bond between mothers and daughters, Beautiful explores the transformative power of resilience.
A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using virtual reality technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.
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Stories of complex family dynamics.

Films: KKUM; Of Memory and Debris; Dinner; Leylak; Mass Ave; The Name of the Son; Beautiful; Heartland

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Quan is mischievous and stubborn, but mature for an 11-year-old. Coming home from school one day, he catches his father cheating with a young woman. For the first time, Quan realizes that the relationship between his parents isn’t what he thought it was.

Student Film: DePaul University, Illinois

In Vietnamese, with English subtitles.

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Film Contact:

Linh Tran


  • Year
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Rating
    Mature Themes
  • Note
    Narrative Short
  • Director
    Linh Tran
  • Screenwriter
    Linh Tran, Monzerrat Lozano
  • Producer
    Thu Nguyen
  • Cast
    Hoa Thuy, Ho Phong, Hoang Duc Anh