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COLLECTION 2
DOCUMENTARY HIFF39

KAMALI

Director: Sasha Rainbow
Year: 2019
Country: United Kingdom, India
Running Time: 24 min

Synopsis: Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in a fishing village. Her timorous mother, Suganthi takes a pilgrimage in a quest for self discovery. Separated for the first time, they must find freedom in a man’s world.

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LOG IN DINNER

Director: Cheong Chi Wai
Year: 2016
Country: Taiwan ROC
Running Time: 26 min

Synopsis: One day Wei got the brand-new computer was a total abnormal object in his outdated restaurant. First thing came up on Wei’s total strange internet world was Teenager Angel’s live video of her meal time. At the moment, Wei found something he can hold on to.

POI DOGS
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POI DOGS

Director: Joel Moffett
Year: 2009
Country: United States
Running Time: 13 min

Synopsis:This is the story of two local Hawaii teenagers and their awkward attempts at expressing a budding romantic interest in each other.

Disclaimer: This film is not rated. Parental guidance is suggested.

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RIKISHI

Director: Julien Menanteau
Year: 2017
Country: France
Running Time: 20 min

Synopsis: Facing suspension for nearly drowning a fellow student for calling him “sumo” because of his stocky build, Jason kills time researching “Rikishis” online–Japanese athletes who are considered “godlike,” which soon changes his perception.

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SLEEPY STEVE

Director: Meghann Artes
Year: 2015
Country: United States
Running Time: 4 min

Synopsis: A fuzzy bachelor has engineered his wacky morning routine with robotic precision.

 

SOW (THE SEEDS WE SOW)
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SOW (THE SEEDS WE SOW)

Director: Mike Atwood, Edson Jean
Year: 2019
Country: United States
Running Time: 24 min

Synopsis: Christine Nieves, Fernando Samalot and Jesse Levin do not know one another but all three are entrepreneurs working in Puerto Rico with a common goal; to get the people of the community back on their feet, by their own means.

 

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HIFF37 Best Short + Audience Award for Best Short

WILDER PALMS

Director: Bradley Tangonan
Year: 2017
Country: United States – Hawai‘i
Running Time: 13 min

Synopsis: A child retreats into her imagination after child protective services visits her house.