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DEKALB ELEMENTARY
Director: Reed Van Dyk
Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
USA / 20 minutes

MY NEPHEW EMMETT
Director: Kevin Wilson, Jr.
In 1955, two white men invade the home of Mose Wright, an African-American preacher in Mississippi, to abduct his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till, who is visiting from Chicago. Emmett has been accused of whistling at a white woman, and Mose knows that his fate will be sealed if the men succeed in taking him.
USA / 20 minutes

THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK
Directors: Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
A psychiatrist earnestly tries to help his delusional patient, but his efforts are complicated by the fact that the patient believes himself to be the doctor. With each trying to out-analyze the other, their session spirals out of control.
Australia / 13 minutes

THE SILENT CHILD
Directors: Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old, is the youngest child in a family who are all hearing. Unable to communicate but about to start school, Libby is assigned a social worker who teaches her sign language. Libby's skeptical parents are reluctant to be involved, however, and pose a potential block to Libby's education.
UK / 20 minutes

WATU WOTE (ALL OF US)
Directors: Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen
Jua, a Christian living in Kenya, boards a chartered bus to visit a relative and is uncomfortable being surrounded by Muslim passengers. The bus is stopped by the violent terrorist group Al-Shabaab, whose members demand that the Muslims identify the Christian passengers.
Germany & Kenya / 23 minutes

 

LANGUAGE: English

RATING: NR

RUNNING TIME: 97 minutes

 

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