Home Is Where The Heart Is | SHORTS!
Matters of family and home are highlighted in this program of hard-hitting narrative shorts. A twenty-something gay man visits home for the first time in years and is forced to make peace with the ghost of who he could have been in ZERO ONE. In LIFE IN DARKNESS, a man wakes up on his birthday in Mosul, Iraq, only to deal with destruction in his relationship, as well as in his homeland; and the bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested in ABLUTION. In KHOL (OPEN), an estranged gay man (Shawn Parikh) must return to his small hometown after his father’s sudden death and must manage broken relationships with his sister (Sarayu Blue), his ex (Jason Rogel), and most significantly, his mother. In GUN, the lives of two otherwise unconnected individuals are brought together by a shared struggle of identity and a deadly weapon.
In This Program
Omar Al Dakheel / Shorts / USA / 2017 / 15 minsThe bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.
Edward William Wasser / Shorts / USA / 29 minsTwo people struggling with their true identities, a closeted gay Republican senator and a gender nonconforming person living with their bigoted father, are unknowingly connected by a gun.
Faroukh Virani / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 12 minsWhen his father passes away, Vijay is forced to return home after a 10 year estrangement and must confront a life he fled as well as manage broken relationships with his sister, his ex, and most significantly, his mother.
Ali Raheem / Shorts / Iraq / 2018 / 9 minsA gay couple lives under the conditions of ISIS in Mosul.
Nick Neon / Shorts / USA / 2018 / 24 minsWhen Jimmy Park visits home for the first time in years, he's forced to make peace with the ghost of who he could have been.