Fantasia de Índio
Director: Manuela Andrade
Brazil, 18 min
Since I was a child, I have heard my mother speaking about our Indigenous ancestry. Two decades ago, her brother went to meet the Xukurus looking for traces of our past. I continue this search.
THE CARDBOARD MAN
Director: Michael Labarca
Venezuela, 12.44 min
It’s Diego’s seventh birthday and something’s wrong. No one understands why the little boy refuses to smash the piñata he had so happily picked out earlier with his father.
Director: Carlos Andrade Montemayor
Mexico, 19 min
The tracker seeks, sniffs, investigates but mostly traces. He follows the footprint of the beast that leaves in its path a trail of blood and death.
Director: Iuri Moreno
Brazil, 10:55 min
An animated documentary about street jugglers who bring colour to the monotonous days of the big cities.
Directors: Bia Baldim & Lucas de Cesco
Argentina, 13:43 min
A young woman goes through a break up. She must overcome pain, fear, and uncertainty to find herself again. Learning to embrace solitude will be her greatest lesson.
Director: Daniel Anguiano Zúñiga
Mexico, 20 min
A portrait of shrimp fishing in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, from the point of view of the crew of the fishing boat “Kolsillo.” A community survives thanks to what the sea grants them.
Director: João Paulo Miranda Maria
Brazil/France, 12 min
In a small Brazilian town, a teenage girl works everyday in a eucalyptus forest where she chases ants away with pesticides. Yet, her inner struggle turns out to be the real fight.
THE GIRL AND THE HARP
La niña del arpa
Director: Leyzer Chiquin
Guatemala, 6.08 min
Maria is a Mayan girl living in the north of Guatemala. She and her father are about to be evicted from their home, as their land is found to be ideal for the African palm monoculture.
THE NIGHT SHINES
La noche resplandece
Director: Mauricio Maldonado
Colombia, 20 min
It’s a 15-year-old girl’s last night before leaving the hilly Medellin suburb where she grew up. At midnight, she looks for an opportunity to meet her 18-year-old boyfriend, Damián, in secret.
Director: Alejandro Zuno
Mexico, 16 min
Ophelia goes to a gay bar called El Oasis in search of her husband. When her suspicions are confirmed, she faints. Jackeline, a transgender prostitute, unexpectedly comes to her aid.
Directors: María Cristina Pérez & Mauricio Cuervo
Colombia, 9 min
Every working day at four in the afternoon, Pepe, a deer who is also a clerk, drinks coffee. The routine continues for decades and consumes his life. Expectations are followed by disappointments.
Director: Aileen Candelario
USA, 5.17 min
Nature neither sees nor creates borders—only humans do; and just as butterflies journey from area to area, so do humans. This impulse of migration is undeniable, in spite of the struggles.
Director: David David
Ecuador, 14.48 min
Rut, a Wayuu woman, returns home to visit her elderly father and sister, only to confront the deplorable reasons she had to leave her land behind and seek better luck in the city.
Director: Nelson Algomeda
Venezuela, 8.23 min
Lien is a shy, 11-year old Venezuelan-Chinese girl with a toothache and a serious crush on one of her family restaurant’s regular customers, an actor well known for playing a doctor in her favourite TV soap opera.