Shorts: Beyond Borders
Stories centered around first- and second-generation immigrants across multiple continents investigate the tension between fulfilling familial obligations, meeting cultural expectations, and adjusting to a new country, all refracted through the prism of a queer lens. From the threat of deportations to romantic awakenings, through discovering histories to revealing traumas, this program celebrates the beauty and texture of our intersectionality and varied experiences.
Playing as part of this program:
Sunday, March 8th
Regal LA Live 13
2018 | 10 min | English, Tagalog
A young Filipino boy in Sydney gets an enchanting crash-course in his homeland culture as his uncle helps him find the courage to overcome the bullies at school.
2019 | 14 min | Dari, English, Swissgerman
Ayaneh, a young Afghan refugee in Switzerland, must confront her religious family when a new friendship at the swimming pool begins to blossom.
2019 | 22 min | English, Arabic
What was meant to be a night of fun with a newly-arrived Spanish student in London becomes something deeper when Omar discovers that Marco isn’t exactly who he says he is.
Patrick G. Lee
2019 | 17 min | English
Six queer and trans Asian Americans from across the diaspora grapple with their queerness and consider what family acceptance might look like.
The House of Mariana y Gabriel
2019 | 16 min | English, Spanish
A brother and sister in Boyle Heights clash as they are evicted from their house and navigate the uncertainty of their father’s fate.
Safe Among Stars
Jess X. Snow
2019 | 10 min | English
A woman struggles to tell her immigrant mother and her partner the reason why she left school, teleporting into her own galaxy where no violence can touch her.