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Dealing with themes including racial tension, reproductive health, and political action, these filmmakers speak on today’s societal issues and cultural dynamics. Charged with passion, vision, and a fighting tenacity, the subjects of these films combat socio-political realities which have affected communities for centuries and are still ongoing problems we face today. Though this program doesn’t aim to solve these problems, the discussion facilitated by these films creates an open forum for dissecting deeper community issues, ultimately aiding in the road towards better solutions.

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Total Run Time: 64 minutes

This program will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Programmed by Guest Festival Shorts Programmer, Emily Eddy.

Content Considerations: Strong language, implied sexual situations, harassment, depictions of violence, implied violence.

Dmitry and Zhenya are Russians living in New York on expired visas, with their seven-month-old daughter, Dasha. Dasha was born in the U.S. and is a citizen. One night, when the baby has an accident, Zhenya wants to take her to the hospital, but Dmitry is reluctant, fearing they'll be separated and deported.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    Russian with English subtitles
  • Director
    Gleb Osatinski
  • Screenwriter
    Gleb Osatinski, Joshua Harris
  • Producer
    Elizaveta Goroshnikova, Yingzi Wang
  • Cast
    Luna Bulatkin, Dmitry Tagovitsky, Yana Mulder, John Pakov
  • Cinematographer
    Vladimir Goroshnikov
  • Editor
    Gleb Osatinski
  • Production Design
    Markus Wulf
  • Sound Design
    Greg Smith