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Ripped From The Headlines

Ripped From The Headlines
Drama, Short, Foreign | 2017 | NR. 1hr 57min
CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various

Official 2016 Tacoma Film Festival Selection


rippedfromtheheadlines1. BLAST BEAT
USA | 17 min | Director Esteban Arango
Carly is a tougher-than-nails 17-year-old dude who’s passionate about metal music; his 16-year-old brother, Mateo, is more of a free spirited, sensitive, and artistic soul. The brothers and their family are Colombian undocumented immigrants who have been living in the U.S. for only a year and are in the middle of a difficult and painful cultural transition.

2. AND NOTHING HAPPENED
USA | 16 min | Director Naima Ramos-Chapman
A young woman awakens one day to find a black hole sucking all of existence into its vacuous nothingness mounted on her bedroom ceiling. She goes about her morning routine in an effort to return things back to the way they were before the phenomenon appeared. Unfortunately, more curious things happen as she inches closer to leaving her apartment to face the day. 

3. HOME
UK/Albania | 20 min | Director Daniel Mulloy 
As thousands of men, women and children attempt to get into Europe, a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday. 

4. THREE FINGERS
USA | 13 min | Director Paul D. Hart
An intimate, censorial representation of trauma through the point of view of Jesstine, a mother, wife and Marine veteran. Reaching great depths of despondency, her life and her family unravels until the moment she has nothing left but one final choice. 

5. THE SNIPER OF KOBANI
Netherlands | 12 min | Director Reber Dosky
A portrait of Haron, a Kurdish fighter who came to the Syrian town of Kobani to end the IS occupation. Haron works as a sniper, amidst the enormous ruins of the city. In his hide-out, he reflects on his hopes and nightmares. 

6. LA TIERRA DEL EXODO (THE LAND OF THE EXODUS)
USA | 11 min | Director Skinner Myers
Obed, a Mexican street kid with hopes of making it to America, leads a recently kidnapped American teenager to the Mexico/United States border. 

7. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF WILLIE BINGHAM
Australia | 13 min | Director Matthew Richards
Willie Bingham is the first man to undergo a radical new justice program. The government has introduced Progressive Amputation as a punishment for capital crime — the real life version of ‘an eye for an eye’. The controversial procedures, performed live in front of victims’ families, stop only at their request. 

8. OUT OF THE VILLAGE
West Africa | 17 min | Director Jonathan Stein 
Shot in West Africa with a local cast and crew, OUT OF THE VILLAGE explores the social and cultural impact of the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of an orphaned brother and his sister. It stars Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation) and is Executive Produced by Bryan Singer (X-Men).

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