Towards the Sun
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5@5 Cygnet Committee
Sequoia 2Fri, Oct 13 3:45 PM
“Words of strength and care and sympathy-I opened doors that would have blocked their way, I braved their cause to guide.” Films about human connection, in all its tender and tenuous forms, ground this special group of shorts. Annabelle Attanasio (TV’s Bull) directs and stars in Frankie Keeps Talking (US 2016, 7 min) about how liberating a bad date can be. A birthday greeting to their daughter opens old wounds for a couple in Arian Vazirdaftair’s Not Yet (Iran 2016, 15 min). A young Latin-American girl caught in refugee limbo must adjust to a new life and uncertain future in Monica Santis’s moving Towards the Sun (UK 2017, 20 min). Economic difficulty and industry in transition in the Louisiana bayou force some hard decisions for a family in Nailah Jefferson’s atmospheric Plaquemines (US 2016, 20 min). And the charming complexity of father-daughter love is perfectly encapsulated in J.R. Heffelfinger’s Seconds (Puerto Ri
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5@5 Cygnet Committee
Rafael 3Sat, Oct 14 6:15 PM
“Words of strength and care and sympathy-I opened doors that would have blocked their way, I braved their cause to guide.” Films about human connection, in all its tender and tenuous forms, ground this special group of shorts. Annabelle Attanasio (TV’s Bull) directs and stars in Frankie Keeps Talking (US 2016, 7 min) about how liberating a bad date can be. A birthday greeting to their daughter opens old wounds for a couple in Arian Vazirdaftair’s Not Yet (Iran 2016, 15 min). A young Latin-American girl caught in refugee limbo must adjust to a new life and uncertain future in Monica Santis’s moving Towards the Sun (UK 2017, 20 min). Economic difficulty and industry in transition in the Louisiana bayou force some hard decisions for a family in Nailah Jefferson’s atmospheric Plaquemines (US 2016, 20 min). And the charming complexity of father-daughter love is perfectly encapsulated in J.R. Heffelfinger’s Seconds (Puerto Ri
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Film Info
Year:2017
Running Time:19 min.
Description
A young Latin-American girl caught in refugee limbo must adjust to a new life and uncertain future in Monica Santis’s moving Towards the Sun
Additional Information
Monica Santis is a director/producer based in Austin, Texas. After graduating from Boston College, she worked as the Director of Outreach for the Austin School of Film for several years. During her time at ASOF, Santis helped develop the Cine Joven bilingual youth film program and worked as a producer for the NAMAC and SXSW Youth MAFIA Film Festivals. She received her master’s degree from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and graduated from GW’s Documentary Film Institute before enrolling at the London Film School. Santis recently received her master’s degree in filmmaking from the London Film School with a specialization in directing. Her work has been screened at film festivals across North America and Europe.