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2017 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

SHORTS: WELCOME TO THE UNDERWORLD

119 mins

SHORTS: WELCOME TO THE UNDERWORLD

Village East Cinema
July 30, 2017 4:15 pm

Description

We all have certain fears and paranoias, no matter how big or small, rooted from within or crafted by society – whether it be the fear of touching a public restroom door handle or a religious fear of death. AAIFF40 is proud to present this short film program underlining one of the most basic emotions that defines humanity.

In This Program


  1. GERMAPHOBIA

    Brandon W. Dickson / USA / 2016 / 4 mins
    Let’s face it, who doesn’t dread using public restrooms? Shot entirely in black and white, Brandon W. Dickson and his team in GERMAPHOBIA brilliantly capture what it feels like to enter the dangerous battlezone that is public restrooms.

  2. IGNORANCE IS BLISS

    Alice Park / USA / 2016 / 5 mins
    With beautiful cinematography and eerie suspense, IGNORANCE IS BLISS tells the story of a young woman simply going through her day, while showing just how important it is for one to be more vigilant in their daily lives.

  3. PUNJAB

    Karan Aryaman Marwaha / India / 2016 / 22 mins
    When the line was drawn between India and Pakistan in August 1947, officially partitioning them into two countries, religious tensions exploded. The beautifully shot short PUNJAB follows a boy named Ananad as he attempts to flee Pakistan and cross the border with his family without being caught.

  4. THE IDIOT

    Ruchi Joshi / India / 2016 / 19 mins
    When unable to get a Visa, Abdul, a poor, illiterate, Muslim boy from rural India, feels he has no choice but to hijack a domestic flight and redirect it to Australia. Inspired by actual events, this satirical short explores the paranoia of a society fed on religious discrimination.

  5. FRACTURED

    Arnold Chun / USA / 2016 / 14 mins
    Inspired by true events, FRACTURED tells the story of Joon and Misun Park, two parents suffering the deadly consequences of their son’s untreated mental illness, giving a voice to a different kind of victim.

  6. INFIDEL

    Carey Knight / USA / 2017 / 9 mins
    With elegant cinematography, INFIDEL tells the story of an FBI agent’s one last opportunity to work a terrorist plot out of an American detainee before the CIA uses “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

  7. THE SERVANT

    Farnoosh Abedi / Iran / 2016 / 9 mins
    What if that cockroach you tried to kill comes back and tries to kill you? This brilliant black-and-white animated short plays on the classic principle of “what goes around, comes around,” as the prey becomes the predator.

Dates & Times

SHORTS: WELCOME TO THE UNDERWORLD

Village East Cinema
July 30, 2017 4:15 pm