Dare to Dream: Cuba's Latin American Medical School
Director: Jennifer Wager, Cuba/United States, 30 min
The largest medical school in the world, Cuba’s Latin American Medical School has trained nearly 30,000 doctors since 1999, including some from the United States. Follow the amazing, inspirational adventure of US doctors trained in Cuba as they return home to serve communities struggling with a health crisis.
Director: Molly Stuart, United States/Israel, 16 min
As a 19-year-old Israeli woman, Atalya is required to enlist in the armed forces. But having witnessed military rule in occupied Palestinian territories, a reality that most other young Israelis have never experienced, she instead becomes a conscientious objector.
The Bus Trip
Director: Sarah Gampel, Sweden/Israel,/Palestine, State of, 14 min
Invited to screen her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip, Sarah hopes for political discussions and friendship. However, when the conversation stops whenever she mentions the occupation of Palestine, she talks to her dead father over a noisy phone line instead.
Writer: Tayrece Wise/Franshay Lopez/Shawntel Smitherman, United States, 11 min
Director: John Psthas
Written, produced, and shot by four African–American high-school girls living in Chicago’s public housing, this short documentary of interconnected vignettes explores the impact of violence on young women through their eyes and in their words.
Directed: Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss, Germany/Israel, 12 min
A young albino woman, Nadine is caught in a body whose skin—a thin, vulnerable membrane—cannot protect her from the outside world, in which her worst enemy is the sun. Despite having only 8% of normal human vision and suffering from nystagmus, a condition that makes her eyes flicker constantly—“With those eyes, you’ll never thrill anyone” she often hears—Nadine dreams of becoming an actress and thus whomever she wants on stage. This audiovisual journey through Nadine’s experience, in which dreams and reality merge like a summer night’s dream, lets you live her everyday life and fight alongside her for acceptance through art and for the love of a certain young man.