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Short Films 9: Means and Ends

Short Films 9: Means and Ends
Short | 2022 | NR. 1hr 16min
CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL | OCT. 9 & 13, 2022 | MASKS OPTIONAL

Shorts 9 Gila

Gila who walks alone
| France, Israel | 20 | Yuval Shapira | 
Gila, an Orthodox Jewish woman, struggles to find her own voice inside her family's crowded apartment. Her road to self-determination goes through a date with a deaf-blind man and a nightly journey by foot to the tomb of Rachel the Matriarch - a holy place of Judaism and embodiment of femininity.

Khadiga | Egypt, France | 20 | Morad Mostafa | 
Khadiga, a young mother of 18 lives alone with her baby after her husband left for work in a remote city; in an ordinary day she makes her way through the hustle of Cairo streets to do some visits where she feels uncomfortable with the surroundings.

Lili Alone | China, Hong Kong, Singapore | 22 | ZOU Jing | 
Lili, a young mother, lives with her gambler husband in a remote part of Sichuan. Lonely and poor, she heads for the city in a bid to earn enough money to save her dying father.

Vitoria | Brazil | 14 | Ricardo Alves Jr | 
Vitoria decides to stop taking the abuse at the factory and goes in search of someone who will listen to female workers. Made with employees from a textile company in rural Minas Gerais. An urgent story, now that Brazil's extreme right-wing government is destroying social structures at a rapid rate.



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