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Program 18
OCTOBER 16, 2:00PM 

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The World's Most Miserable Priest

United States / Documentary / 10 mins

Director/Writer: Xin Xue

Producer: Xin Xue

Cast: Michael Lopez

A tattooed, cigar-smoking, non-conforming monk, who grew up in a Puerto Rican family, does all he can to support his community in the heart of Queens of New York City, but faces challenges.

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Bed-Stuy View

United States / Documentary / 9 mins

Director: Devin T. Klos

Producer: Jay Masai

Cast: Hidemi Takagi

 This documentary is an introspective exploration of Hidemi's journey to as she connects with these Brooklyn residents and learns the meaning of community.

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Momma Bear Down: An Exposé about women Veteran suicides

United States / Documentary / 16 mins

Director: Michael Thomas Sandknop

Producer: Michael Thomas Sandknop

Why have thousands of women Veterans died by suicide since 9/11?

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Demon Box

Canada / Documentary / 14 mins

Director: Sean Wainsteim

Writer: Sean Wainsteim, Aurora de Peña 

Producer: Simone Stock, Misha Skoric, Sean Wainsteim

Cast: Liam Hill, Michael Jordan, JJ Greenberg

After festival rejections, a director revises his intensely personal short film about trauma, suicide, and the Holocaust, and transforms it into a painful, blunt and funny dissection of the film and his life.


United States / Documentary / 30 mins

Director: Lyuwei Chen

Producer: Lyuwei Chen

Having forged his own path out of desperation, MacArthur Genius award-winning musician Bright Sheng describes his experience in becoming a musician during the Cultural Revolution in China. Being a musician was the only way he could embrace his destiny, but it is a path that his talented 11-year-old daughter isn't sure she wants herself.

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