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S02E10: Global Affairs

September 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Shorts 10: Global Affairs

Short stories from around the world

Sun Sept 15, 430p, 84 min




A Drowning Man

Mahdi Fleifel

Greece 15 min

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.



Rakan Mayasi

State of Palestine 15 min

A Palestinian couple resorts to an unusual way to conceive as the husband is detained in an Israeli jail where visits are restricted.


Les Misérables

Ladj Ly

France 15 min

In the modern-day Parisian neighborhood of Victor Hugo’s novel, a new transfer cop learns abusive policing practices of two veterans. When a young boy records them going too far, the community threatens to explode.


On the Border

WEI Shujun

China 15 min

In a border village, a Chinese teenager of Korean roots aspires to join South Korea. He tries by all means to realize his dream.



Bongi Ndaba

South Africa 24 min

It is a story that explores the week in a life of a struggling, desperate single mother, Sisonke, who goes on a quest of absolution. She travels from church to church seeking a miracle for her daughter who has a mysterious disability. She has been doing this for years, but now it is not driven by faith but by a kind of wrath towards God. Underneath all of this determined, inexhaustible self-sacrificing quest to heal her daughter, Sisonke is trying to escape her guilt. 


September 15, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


New People Cinema
1746 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States