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Overcoming Adversity Shorts

Overcoming Adversity Shorts
Documentary, History, Musical, Short, Biography, LGBTQ, Local | 2018
NR. 2hr 1min CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various

FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 4:30 PM THE GRAND CINEMA

THURSDAY OCTOBER 12 2:00 PM THE GRAND CINEMA

1. 116 Cameras
USA | 14 MIN | DIRECTOR: DAVINA PARDO
Washington State Premiere
A Holocaust survivor preserves her story interactively so that she will be able to tell it forever.

2. Little Rebel
USA | 9 MIN | DIRECTOR: GUIDO RONGE, AIMIE VALLAT | CAST: ISATOU JALLOW
Washington State Premiere
Isatou Jallow is an asylee, lawyer, and advocate for women and the disabled. This is her incredible story.
Filmmakers in Attendance

3. Be
SPAIN | 5 MIN | DIRECTOR: ROBERTO CANO | CAST: CACO PINON
Washington State Premiere
Neither Caco’s physical limitations nor his overprotective parents can stop him from setting off on a river adventure.

4. My Fear
MEXICO | 4 MIN | DIRECTOR: MANFRED LÓPEZ | CAST: DIEGO DÁVALOS
US Premiere
A teen born with a physical disability decides to become an actor in order to overcome his fears.
Filmmakers in Attendance

5. Driver’s Ed
USA | 14 MIN | DIRECTOR: CHASE NORMAN | CAST: ANGEL GUADALUPE, BRYAN NUNEZ
Washington State Premiere
A shy young woman leaves the safety of her home for a high school classroom.

6. Iron
USA | 16 MIN | DIRECTOR: L. GABRIEL | CAST: SAMARA LERMAN, STEFAN HAJEK, KEVIN MCKEON, TONY DOUPE, RICHARD CARMEN
Washington State Premiere
A young woman joins the labor force working on the railroad during WWI.
Filmmakers in Attendance

7. Year of the Dragon
USA | 3 MIN | DIRECTOR: QUINN RUSSELL BROWN
Washington State Premiere
Seattle poet Troy Osaki channels the spirit of Bruce Lee, revisiting the challenges the action star faced as an actor of color.

8. Tough
UK | 4 MIN | DIRECTOR: JENNIFER ZHENG
Washington State Premiere
New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.

9. Sarah’s House
USA | 12 MIN | DIRECTOR: JOHN MEIER
World Premiere
Like any 19-year old, Sarah is ready to move out on her own. Her only challenge is that she has autism, so her family has decided to build a Tiny House.

10. Still Sophie
USA | 6 MIN | DIRECTOR: CAROLINE KNIGHT | CAST: SOPHIA SALVESON
Washington State Premiere
Four and a half years ago, Sophia Salveson’s life changed forever. Doctors said she may never walk, talk, or perform again. They were wrong.
Filmmakers in Attendance

11. Perfectly Normal
USA | 13 MIN | DIRECTOR: JORIS DEBEIJ | CAST: JORDAN KAMNITZER, TONI KENT
Washington State Premiere
Jordan proves that he is not a disabled person, but merely a person with a disability. Someone who “normal people” could actually learn from.

12. Game
USA | 15 MIN | DIRECTOR: JEANNIE DONOHOE
Washington State Premiere
A.J. Green, a new kid in town, shows up at Coach Driscoll’s high school boys’ basketball tryouts, and instantly makes an impression.
Filmmakers in Attendance


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