October 19

60 MIN

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Dangerous Times | Rebellious Responses
USA | 2018 (Work in Progress) | 13 MIN
Dir: Alicia M. Diaz

Traces the 1980s rise of the Sanctuary Movement as recounted by Esther Gálvez; a Sanctuary advocate and Detroit community activist whose work with civil-war exiles seeking asylum took her from her Detroit home to El Salvador and Sihanouk Mariona.

 

Take Me Home
USA | 2018 | 13 MIN
DIR: Willie Orlando Ford

A home foreclosure crisis has gripped Detroit for over a decade. Take Me Home follows one family as they fight to save their home and struggle to keep their neighborhoods and communities from being lost.

 

Sidelots
USA, Kenya | 2018 | 16 MIN
Dir: Atieno Nyar Kasagam

By digging up familial and land roots across the diaspora, this film tells a love story of Black land reclamation told in ritual between Detroit, Alabama and Kenya.

 

Riding with Aunt D. Dot
USA | 2018 | 7 MIN
Dir: Bree Gant

A part of a multimedia art film project: a young artist takes a bus ride in Detroit that makes her question reality as several eclectic characters take her to task on where she’s going with her life.

 

Femme Queen Chronicles
USA | 2018 | 11 MIN
DIR: Ahya Simone

In episode One, “The Clock,” three friends on their way to the club must decide whether or not to succumb to the transphobic interactions they encounter or to take matters into their own hands (without getting clocked as trans women or clocking someone else over the head on the way.)