International Shorts Program II (78 min)
A Homage to Women Filmmakers
Katharina Woll | Israel | Doc | U.S.A Premiere
We witness the painful result of two women, mothers, who divorce and leave the ultra-orthodox community. Heidi, the daughter of the chairman of the United Torah Judaism Party, finds her strength and continues to fight on behalf of women’s rights especially within the religious community.
En Autobiografi (AN AUTHOBIOGRAPHY)
Mari Mantela | Finland | Nar | Boston Premiere
Retiring from a job after 45 years is difficult enough but being replace by a young trainee is another!
Rosin Kearney | Ireland | Nar | U.S.A. Premiere
Two people meet while waiting for their respective dates and chat about internet dating; can love by numbers really work? Or does that rule out the notion that opposites attract?
High Output - Local Award
YIN YU TANG – Regeneracy on Other Side of
Vivianna Yan | 12 min | USA | Doc | U.S.A. Premiere
During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), a prosperous merchant surnamed Huang built a stately sixteen-bedroom house in China’s southeastern Huizhou region, calling his home Yin Yu Tang. The house was dismantled and brought to Salem by Peabody Essex Museum. Yan chronicles the rebuilding of this historic house that is on exhibition, connecting people with Chinese history, architecture and culture.
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