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Dawn Breakers Int Film Festival Official Selection

Dawn Breakers Int Film Festival Official Selection

 

18:44:00

/ directed by Behnam Farvardin / New Zealand / Short

A Jew, Christian and a Muslim await the coming of...

 

Afghan

/ directed by Pardis Parker / Canada / Short

An
afternoon surprise forces two friends to make the best of a bad
situation. A short film about hate crimes, humour and friendship.

 

Amor in Motion

/ directed by Andrea Ferrari / Portugal, USA / Short

Two
people running the cycle of love. They are at opposite sides, opposite
directions in life, but at the same park. When they finally meet
something unexpected will happen.

 

Antes Que O Mundo Acabe (Before the World Ends)

/ directed by Ana Luiza Azevedo / Brazil / Feature

A
film about Daniel, a 15 year old boy with an undecided girlfriend, a
friend that is being accused of theft and a small city that must be
left behind.

 

Baber Makes An Entrance – Little Mosque in the Prairies

/ directed by Michael Kennedy / Canada / TV

Baber
makes the women of the Muslim community enter through a separate
entrance only to find that when he has a change of heart, he can’t stop
what he's started.

 

IL DIAVOLO (The Devil)

/ directed by Andrea Lodovichetti / Italy / Short

An
old peasant woman is at death's door. Her son refuses to give her
assistance and decides to put her in the care of nun, for a fixed
payment. She believes she's struck a fine deal, but the days pass and
the old woman won't die...

 

El Espiritu de mi Mama (The Spirit of My Mother)

/ directed by Ali Allie / Honduras, USA / Feature

A Garifuna woman returns to Honduras to honor the spirit of her mother and re-identify with her culture.

 

Fast Slow Dissolving Tablets

/ directed by Laheeb Quddusi / Canada / Short

Introducing
Fast Slow-Dissolving Tablets, the latest product from Unity
Pharmaceuticals. The hilarious infomercial that never materialized due
to spiritual reasons.

 

Fragile

/ directed by Andrea Lodovichetti / Italy / Short

A
sudden relocation, an empty house, a piano. An old metronome marks the
time of a painful relation between a man and his daughter

 

Hossain Amanat - Baha'i Architect

/ directed by Ken Zemke / New Zealand / Documentary

The
Bahá’ís of Samoa celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Baha’i faith in
Samoa and the twentieth year of the dedication of their beautiful House
of Worship with Hossein Amanat, designer of the Jewel of the Pacific.

 

Le Voyages de Jenny Alexandria (The Voyages of Jenny Alexandria)

/ directed by Justin Cecil / USA / Short

In
an alternate version of 1903 A.D. Europe, a young girl who is being
forced into marriage instead runs away to live the life of adventure
that she has always dreamed of.

 

LieZi  (Master Lie)

/ created by Xia Peng / China / Animation

A glimpse of the life of one of the most outstanding authors of the early philosophical Daoism.

 

Light Upon Light

/ directed by Poya Manouchehri / Israel / Short

An exploration of the theme “light upon light” and some practical aspects of it. All explained with a bit of humor.

 

My New Home

/ directed by Amy Lim / Malaysia / Short

The
story of a Malaysian-Chinese girl who has grown up in a protective
environment and how her family struggles in their new place which is
out of their comfort zone.

 

The Promise of World Peace

/ directed by Cullen Hoback / USA / Documentary

The
film explores the beliefs and origins of the Baha'i Faith, which has
become the second most widespread religion on the planet. This
documentary takes us inside the Baha'i way of life and the daily
struggle to promote unity in a conflicted world.

 

The Providence Effect

/ directed by Rollin Binzer / USA / Documentary

The
story of an individual man, the inner city Chicago school he founded,
and the student lives the school has changed and saved.

 

School

/ directed by Faramarz Shaer / Kuwait  / Short

The story of a young Baha’i girl in Iran and how she is treated in school by her teacher and other students.

 

The Study Circle

/ directed by Laheeb Quddusi / Canada / Webcast

The
first night of a Ruhi Study Circle in the comedic styles of The Office,
an American television show that features Rainn Wilson, a Baha’i actor.

 

Tanha-e (Solitude)

/ directed by Mehrdad Sheikhan / Iran / Animation

A
stone colossus has lived a lonely life on this barren planet for
thousands of years. Worn out by his solitude, he decides to change his
fate.

 

Tokaheya Inajin - The First to Arise

/ directed by Erik Kuiper / Suriname / Documentary

As
the forerunner for the Great South-American Paw-Waw, Kevin Locke
(Tokaheya Inajin) is the first to arise on his journey of the "hoop of
Life" from South-Dakota, USA, to the remote Amerindian village of
Kwamalasamutu in the South of Suriname.

 

Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns

/ Pardis Parker / Canada / Short

An
unexpected visitor with odd news and an odder story interrupts a
family’s quiet day at the farmhouse, sending it spiraling into a
chaotic whirlwind of unfortunate misunderstandings.

 

United for Baha'i Human Rights

/ created by Muslim Network for Baha’i Rights / Bahrain / Webcast

An animated PSA from by the Muslim Network for Baha’i Rights organization that calls attention to he situation of Baha'is in Iran.

 

What Goes Around Comes Around / Pardis Parker / Canada / Music Video

Mir
is one of the most innovative and melodic new groups to come out of
Canada, with a unique, challenging, easily identifiable sound that
makes them stand out clearly from the noise.

 

             A second line-up of films, to include a smaller selection, will be announced in the upcoming days.

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