WE ARE BEAUTIFUL SHORTS PROGRAM
Cinema can reveal the beauty and grace of people through their stories, aspirations, and vulnerabilities. This program features several such revelations, from working class dreams in rural China to cross-dressing rebellion in urban Tokyo. By engaging with this visual collection, you’ll gain further insight into the complexities of the human condition — we did.
Post Screening Panel:
Veena Rao, Director/Producer, MUMBAI MORNINGS
Weronika Mliczewska, Director, SPEECHLESS IN JAPAN
Milton Liu, Director, I HATE BIG PHONY
In This Program
Ho Chun-yu Nic / Shorts / Hong Kong / 2015 / Drama / 10 minsIn this animated short, a Hong Kong youth, weighed down by a miserable childhood, navigates the pressures of the city to find his inner salvation.
Rongfei Guo / Shorts / China, USA / 2015 / Documentary, Fashion / 30 minsA working class girl from rural China wants to be the next Coco Chanel and in bringing these dreams to fruition, she becomes an overnight Internet celebrity. But her newfound stardom comes at a price.
Milton Liu / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 33 minsNavigating in between cultures, the soulful Korean singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Choy discusses his emotionally moving music and performs some of it too, lending insight into his life journey and what’s next for him.
Veena Rao / Shorts / India / 2015 / Documentary / 8 minsA humble, but driven, Indian jewelry polisher-turned-ultramarathoner shows us how the world has opened to him as he runs running through the city he calls home.
Weronika Mliczewska / Shorts / Poland / 2016 / Documentary / 24 minsA deaf and speech-impaired cross-dressing outcast in Tokyo bears the burden of social judgment with extraordinary grace, inducing people to finally listen to his/her story, shattering societal expectations in the process.