Masquerade, Escaping Slavery With Love


“The attention to detail they employed for their disguise is bold and mesmerizing. She wrapped her hands and face in bandages and took on the specific physically of an invalid white man suffering from rheumatism.”


Look in the Mirror, Do You See an American?


America is overwhelming at first glimpse, everyone is talking faster, the houses and cars are suddenly bigger, and the sky seems more imposing somehow, the concept and physicality is just so vast. In “My Dear American” filmmaker Arpita Kumar dramatizes this beautifully using the intimate relationship between an Indian-American husband and wife who just moved to the suburbs.


Welcome to Leith


If you fly a swastika flag in your yard, you’re closing yourself off from the possibility of any productive conversation about race or worldview. What came across most during our trips was a sense of fear and confusion – on both sides.


A Small Life with Grand Visions


Rawlins was a husband, father, grandfather and public servant. He lived inside the proverbial box. Obedient and a man of service, Rawlins came alive in the small workshop he maintained beneath his Caribbean home. It was there where Rawlings used found materials he re-purposed, re-imagined and reconfigured into 1/16th-scaled works of art and interest.


Death Becomes Us, But Is It Funny?


So in the end, is death funny? Well, we all process the aftermath of death differently, and we’re all children of cultures that have struggled with the question of how to honor the dead for eons, but the message of this wonderfully moving short is this – while we might all be strangers from the Internet to each other, we all understand the loss of death, even when we can’t explain it.


Vivre: A Young Boy’s Flight of Reality


Produced and shot in Guadeloupe and Martinique, the film represents Caribbean storytelling at its best; however, it is set far from the usual tropical clichés and white-sand beaches picture post-cards often depict. Rather, the story unfolds in a contrasted urban and social realm in which the character travels through time.