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This year’s nominated films:

Brotherhood: Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences. (Dir. by Meryan Joobeur, 2019, Tunisia, English subtitles, 25 mins., Not Rated)

Nefta Football Club: In south Tunisia, two football fan brothers bump into a headphones-wearing donkey in the desert on the border of Algeria. Unaware that two men are waiting for the donkey and its hidden drug stash, the brothers take the animal back home with them. (Dir. by Yves Piat, 2018, Tunisia/France, in Arabic with English subtitles, 17 mins., Not Rated)

The Neighbors’ Window: The life of a middle-aged woman with small children is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street. (Dir. by Marshall Curry, 2019, USA, 20 mins., Not Rated)

Saria: Inseparable orphaned sisters Saria and Ximena are fighting against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala when a tragic fire claims the lives of 41 orphaned girls. (Dir. by Bryan Buckley, USA, in Spanish with English subtitles, 23 mins., Not Rated)

A Sister: An emergency services dispatcher must tap into all her professional skills when she receives a call from a woman in a desperate situation. (Dir. by Delphine Girard, 2018, Belgium, in French with English subtitles, 16 mins., Not Rated)

Run Time: 105 Min    Rated: G    Genre: Short Films