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FILMS

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

FULL CIRCLE (2017)

This short documentary examines the roots of the current animosities plaguing Iran-US relations through my father’s memories of fleeing the country following the 1979 Iranian Revolution’s explosive ignition.

THIS IS CIVILIZATION (2016)

Witnessing half a century of Middle Eastern history through an elderly American diplomat's camera inspires a group of seven young people to tell stories, confront misperceptions, and share hope for the future

SWORD OF DAMOCLES (2017)

WIRED FOR FEAR (2016)

This short film probes the American public’s disturbing ambivalence towards nuclear war despite our acute awareness of the ever-present danger.

REFORMASI GELAP: INDONESIAN NEO-NOIR (2017)

A comprehensive analysis of the influences, themes and formal techniques used by anime auteur Hiroshi Nagahama (Flowers of Evil, Mushi-shi, Fruits Basket).

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NARRATIVE SHORTS

MY FRIEND ANA (2014)

RE: (2017)

Let's just say email isn't for everyone.

CROSSROADS (2014)

ONEIRONAUT (2014)

A girl's experience in the waiting room of a doctor's office becomes progressively more and more surreal as she comes to the realization that she can't leave.

QUOTIENT (2012)

A teenage boy struggles to take care of his dehydrated brother in a future where everyone lives under a strict water quotient.

BLACK WIDOW (2014)

It is Annie's first time seeing a psychiatrist for her obsessive compulsive behaviors. From the start she appears insecure and timid in the face of the psychiatrist's inquiries, but appearances can be deceiving. As the appointment wears on, the psychiatrist begins to uncover a darker side of Annie's apparent immaculacy.

ERASING THE LINES (2012)

Neil, a teenage boy, spends most of his days in solitude drawing at home. In desperation looking for a friend, he sends a message in a bottle out to sea. To his surprise, a girl named Ayda replies from an animated world where she travels as a nomad and draws in her free time. As they exchange letters, a friendship begins along with the start of something new for both of them.