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Sunday, August 25 • 5:15pm - 6:50pm
National Narratives: Growing Up

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Never Land
Directed by Brett Smith
16 minutes • USA
Narrative short
NEVER LAND tells the story of an inner-city foster boy. His only escape is through his dreams, transporting him to Neverland, where all Lost Children without parents go to be loved.

The Moon & The Night
Directed by Erin Lau
20 minutes • USA
Narrative short
Set in rural Hawaiʻi, a Native Hawaiian teenage girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight.

Me 3.769
Directed by Elaine Del Valle
10 minutes • USA
Narrative short
A Pubescent Latina looks forward to her maturing body, but must soon cope with the sexual misconduct of someone she trusts.

The One You Never Forget
Directed by Morgan Jon Fox
8 minutes • USA
Narrative short
Carey, a 14 year old boy, nervously prepares for his first dance as his parents reminisce about their own.

Moderately Satisfied
Directed by Hind Anabtawi
13 minutes • United Arab Emirates
Narrative short
When visiting her terminally ill mother for the first time in months, an estranged daughter finds new answers about her relationship with her bitter mother while filling out a patient satisfaction survey.

Second Skin
Directed by Farah White
6 minutes • USA
Narrative short
An introverted young girl finds she had more in common with deceased grandmother than she could have ever possibly imagined.

Miller & Son
Directed by Asher Jelinsky
22 minutes • USA
Narrative short
A transwoman mechanic lives between running her family’s auto shop during the day and expressing her femininity at night, until an unforeseen event threatens the balance of her compartmentalized life.

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Brett Smith

Writer - Director, 1812 Films
Brett Smith is an award winning writer, director, from Bellevue, WA. Having been involved in filmmaking for fourteen years. Brett is a self taught filmmaker, who's goal is to tell deep and emotionally challenging stories with humanity at the core.

Sunday August 25, 2019 5:15pm - 6:50pm CDT
ASFA Lecture Hall