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Short Films Program: Identities. Mistaken?

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About the Shorts Program: 7 amazing films, 72 min.

IDENTITIES. MISTAKEN? Are we who we think we are? Whom we say we are? Or, are we who others know us to be? Many take pride in their Jewish identity, some dislike the distinction, and others wish to remain hidden “Yidn” (Yiddish for Jews). Can disguise or the distance of years change who we are at our spiritual and cultural cores?

In this special shorts program—the first featured at SJFF in many years—a woman reconsiders her roots; three generations of women consider changing their noses; war criminals fear their comeuppance; and an ambitious student prays for his salvation.

Guest Bio

Warren Etheredge, SJFF Short Film Program Curator, is the artistic director/co-founder at the Walla Walla Movie Crush shorts cinema festival and co-founder of TheFilmSchool. He is a frequent interviewer and cultural conversationalist moderating many SJCC spoken-word and chef talk programs.  

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RACE

Director: Natalya Sharapova
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 3m
Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary Short
About the Short: A family photo album portrays different pictures of being Jewish. 

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BROKEN/FIXED

Director: Joanne Feinberg
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 5m
Year: 2017
Genre: Documentary Short
About the Short: Three generations of women consider “fixing” their noses.

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NEXT STOP

Director: Einat Gaulan
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew w/subtities
Running Time: 11m
Year: 2017
Genre: Narrative Short
Original Title: Hakol shel ha'otobus
About the Short: The woman behind recorded bus stop announcements briefly gets her chance at stardom.

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THE WARSAW ROBIN

Director: Mackenzie Bates
Country: USA
Language: Polish w/subtitles
Running Time: 8m
Year: 2018
Genre: Animated Short
About the Short: A Polish girl somehow finds hope in the Ghetto.

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THE TATTOO

Director: Ian Power
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Running Time: 15m
Year: 2017
Genre: Narrative Short
About the Short: A mortuary artist can’t cover all old wounds. 

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THE DRIVER IS RED

Director: Randall Christopher
Country: USA
Language: English
Running Time: 15m
Year: 2017
Genre: Annimated Short
About the Short: The search for a mysterious, Nazi war criminal extends to 1960s Buenos Aires, Argentina, in this animated true-crime documentary thriller.

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SHMIL

Director: Baruch Rosenstein
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew w/English subtitles
Running Time: 15m
Year: 2018
Genre: Narrative Short
About the Short: Shmil gets thrown out of a prestigious yeshiva. Will he do anything to maintain his status?