NEVER GIVE UP (Malta, 15:00)

Directed by: Jonathan Schörnig

Written by: Jonathan Scho?rnig

Cast: Ogbonna Mekon Ebenerer, Ashby Chad

In 2014 Mekon had to flee Nigeria after his parents were murdered.

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No Thinking in the Shower (United States, 15:10)

Directed by: Christopher Affonco Bradley

Written by: Christopher Affonco Bradley

Cast: Nicola Quinn, Larry Mitchell, Brendan Burke

A determined woman hatches a mysterious scheme to take revenge on a piano-playing gangster.

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Normal: The Documentary (United States, 18:55)

Directed by: Tari Wariebi

Written by: Tari Wariebi

Cast: Garren Edwards

Normal is a short documentary, that follows Garren, a 23 year old, black male who has set out to redefine what it means to be “normal” in this society, as we reexamine his neighborhood in South Central LA, where various pre-existing conditions prevent young men from having control over their fate. Ultimately, the goal of this film is to form a collective point of view on how young black men can transform their life by following what they deem to be true to themselves, despite what society and social infrastructure are telling them to be.

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