Hot Films in the Making
Hot Films in the Making are films that we highly support. They have excellent concepts and brilliant filmmakers, they should be in our finals in the future.
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Spring Grant 2023 Hot Films in the Making
The Bomb With No Name
THE BOMB WITH NO NAME’ is about gullibility, about how unprotected we are when things go wrong. Especially when it comes to bombs. We rely on formal bodies to be there for us – but often they’re not, as this film proves. Taking advantage of this openness, on the 25th of April 1994, a day before the first multi-racial election in South Africa, several large bombs exploded in many black townships across the nation’s capital city, killing almost 50, and injuring over 150. Thirty years after, the perpetrators are still not found, and putting the nation under pressure, operate confidently under the notion that they’re likely to get away with their gameplay and cause more havoc.
Keeping oneself entertained will always be a lifelong pursuit, and while scholars and critics alike debate the merits of some of the more common forms of entertainment, perhaps none is more accessible or as overlooked as the coin-operated amusement.
From Pinball to Pac-Man, kiddy rides, sticker machines and everything in between, this feature-length documentary tells the story of those behind the machines, whose passion and hustle continues to help craft this unique American pastime… one quarter at a time.
Mustangs: The Native American Way
What's in a Name
OUR GUYS is the story of five New England mothers who find each other in the early 1970s when they bring their babies with Down syndrome and autism home from the hospital to a landscape that has little to offer in terms of medical, social or educational support. Phone calls and mutual acquaintances connect these strangers, who have one thing in common: bucking their doctors’ advice to “put their kids away and forget about them.”
The founding members of The South Shore Mothers Group share stories from the past and invite us into their lives in the present. The images of their sons as they grow up juxtaposes with the real-time journey of their lives now as grown men.
LOST IN LOVE
Two individuals from vastly different backgrounds navigate the ups and downs of their tumultuous relationship in the diverse and vibrant neighborhood of Brooklyn, as they explore themes of love, loyalty, forgiveness, and the complexities of modern-day relationships, interwoven with relatable supporting characters who mirror the trials and triumphs experienced by millennials everywhere.
After years of harboring guilt about her younger sisters disappearance from Russia, a young girl comes to Tokyo in hopes of finding out what happened to her. Ultimately she gets pulled into the same underground world that consumed her sister, and is forced to not just find her way out, but to find her peace along the way.
The Bomb With No Name
BOMB WITH NO NAME’ is about gullibility, and how unprotected we are when things go wrong. Especially when it comes to bombs. We rely on formal bodies to be there for us – but often they’re not, as this film proves. Taking advantage of this openness, on the 25th. April 1994, a day before the first multi-racial election that resulted in the first elected Black president of South Africa, several large bombs exploded in many townships across the nation’s capital city of Pretoria. Thirty years after, the nation is still afraid to talk about the dreadful incidents. The perpetrators of the bombs have since locked themselves away, and operate confidently under the notion that the system is corrupt.
Uncovering the dark and heartbreaking reality of human trafficking of young males, #BoysToo is an eye-opening documentary that challenges the misconceptions about who can be a victim of this heinous crime with a powerful and nuanced look at the struggles of young boys and men who have fallen prey to this injustice, the film highlights the shocking inadequacy of services currently available for these victims with a vital exploration into the all too often-overlooked aspect of human trafficking.
Cuando No Hay Palabras (When There Are No Words)
A group of young people spend a nice weekend at their best friend’s house for her birthday, a deadly virus forces the young people are forced to stay locked up,causing them stress and mental health problems. One of them discovers a strange and immense cloud dominating the sky. The young people try to understand if there is a link between the cloud and the deadly virus.This story is inspired by a real-life phenomenon, a cloud shaped like a mother
ship with a yellow light in its center, appeared in the city of Cartagena de
Indias, Colombia in 2015, made international news, and covered the media
Who In Da Mornin
The Queen of Junkanno Angelique McKay and The Genesis Warhawks navigate Junkanoo for the first time in 2 years as the culture and history of The Bahamas, as well as its connections to the African Diaspora are explored. The second in a series of love letters to Black people living in the diaspora, Who in Da Mornin’ takes us to the Bahamas where Junkanoo, a celebration based on West African culture, is the highlight of every Boxing Day and New Year’s Day celebration. Through artful storytelling, interviews, and cinema verité, the audience embarks on a discovery of the warrior Jan Kwaw, uncovering the origins of the Bahamian identity and its connections to the African Diaspora.