Indie Short Fest

United Hopes

In my documentary, I have addressed the Syrian refugees’ concerns over exercising their basic human rights and freedom of expression and how the United States immigration policy regarding the Syrian refugees’ humanitarian crisis is being shaped by the concerns over the impact of refugees on the USA’s national security.
A documentary that brings awareness to this humanitarian crisis and highlights the important role of communication in promoting human rights protection while addressing concerns of our national security.
Directed by Arwa Sawan (USA)

MMA – Never Surrender

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City; Jayden’s an underdog of all proportions. With 7 years of his life wasted in prison for partaking in some illegal underground MMA fighting. After doing his time, he now realizes that he needs to make some changes in his life. One of his goals is to rekindle his love with his Ex-girlfriend “Tiffany”; who has moved on to better herself, while going to college, working full time and supporting her son that she had with Jayden. Jayden must now get a job, complete some mandatory community service and get a place to live so he can fulfill the terms of early release from prison. While out of prison, Jayden realizes the more things change, the more they stay the same; as his past comes to haunt him.
Directed by Gerald J. Godbout III (USA)

You’ve Got Text

When the family dinner is interrupted by texts for Claire’s new stepmom, Marie, Marie explains them away as work texts but Claire has her suspicions and takes on drastic tactics to protect her beloved father, Richard.
Directed by Matthew Moore (USA)

Lion

An isolated chalet in a snowy forest… A man blinded by alcohol… A woman unable to rebel… And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark… The silent night is broken with cries… the start of a terrible nightmare!
“Man’s biggest fear has risen again!”.
Directed by Davide Melini (UK)