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BLOCK L - LIFE, DEATH & FAMILY

SUNY Cortland - Old Main, Brown Auditorium

Sunday, April 28th at 4:30pm

RATED PG13

EVERGREEN

Directed by Griffin Smith

Runtime - 7:41

Synopsis:

A youngman visits his late wife's grave for the first time after her death, only to discover a wise old friend.

FOR A BETTER LIFE

Directed by Yasmin Mistry

Runtime - 9:32

Synopsis:

Sold for $100 at the age of 5, Fekri suffers through years of abuse before his plight is discovered. After almost a year of hospitalization and therapy Fekri moves into a group home where he finds support, mentorship, and eventual forgiveness towards the family which sold him.

I'M WAITING FOR MAMA

Directed by ZhiMin Hu

Runtime - 6:05

Synopsis:

Alex and his father are going through a difficult period.

KISMET

Directed by Doğuş Özokutan & Vasvi Çiftcioğlu

Runtime - 3:19

Synopsis:

In a Muslim country, a man’s last wish to be cremated after his death, leaves his wife and son with an impossible task to complete… Kismet seeks answers to a simple question: When society gets to decide everything about your life and death, what’s left for you?

LIMBO

Directed by Valerie Resciniti

Runtime - 13:37

Synopsis:

A 40-something, professional woman discovers a lump on her breast during a routine self-exam,, and must navigate a laggard medical system to get a diagnosis.

SAEED

Directed by Joan Stein Schimke

Runtime - 14:46

Synopsis:

A short film about a Syrian family who has recently resettled on Long Island and is dealing with the aftermath of war and personal tragedy.

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SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

Directed by Lauren Bair

Runtime - 8:

Synopsis:

A short comedy about a woman awkwardly navigating her sister's funeral.

SINGLE STATUS

Directed by Lorraine Toth

Runtime - 4:15

Synopsis:

A comedic and true-life depiction of modern day dating and the pressure to change our relationship status on Facebook from "single" to "in a relationship".