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12:00 PM: The Longest Kiss / Strings (84 MIN)

STRINGS (11 MIN)

Pedro Solís García | Director | Spain | 2013 | Animation | US PREMIERE

María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends. 


 THE LONGEST KISS (73 MIN)

Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque | Director | Canada/Sudan | 2013 | Documentary | US PREMIERE

The meeting of the Blue and White Nile in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, is referred to as ‘the longest kiss in history’. As the Arab Spring was in full bloom, Sudan, straddled between the Middle East and Africa, and was about to split in two. Facing conflicting identities, the youth in north Sudan are faced with a stale leadership while others in south Sudan hope to start over. Focusing on the stories of six people searching for a place to call ‘home’ ahead of the south’s secession, director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque paints an intimate and detailed portrait of the country’s complex fragmentation.