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Santa Claus in Baghdad

5 Dec , 2016 | Posted by:

It’s a story about sacrifices, the social order of society, and the power of a simple gift.

(2008) Directed by Raouf Zaki

Amal is a sixteen-year old girl who has fallen a year behind in school due to illness. When she learns that her favorite teacher is leaving, she recruits her classmates to decide on a going-away present for him. Meanwhile, her little brother, Bilal, thinks that their uncle, who will be visiting soon from the United States, is actually Santa Claus. He would like nothing more that to receive a toy car from this visitor from far away. When Bilal’s anticipation turns to disappointment after a family dinner, his father decides to make a significant sacrifice to make his son happy. After much searching, and a sacrifice of her own, Amal finally finds the perfect book for her teacher. It is only after he opens the book that Amal learns of the power of generosity.

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Untitled Detroit Project

5 Oct , 2016 | Posted by:

(2017)

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States' history.

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Just Missed

27 Aug , 2016 | Posted by:

Directed by Rebecca Mesple

When Abigail Cooper experiences loss, loneliness, and disconnection in her once picture-perfect marriage, a meeting with an old friend results in Abigail needing to make a decision that will change her life.

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Ghost Light

21 Jun , 2016 | Posted by:

In the wake of a campus tragedy, Erin inspires her cast and crew to put on a commermorative performance.

(2014) Directed by David Charpentier

After a school shooting, stage manager Erin is a miss, her emotions bundled up inside her. Using the mantra, the show must go on, Erin rallies her cast and crew in face of campus lockdown to put on a commemorative stage performance. Putting all her engergy into the task, when the curtain rises and the notes of the first song hit, she finally has a moment to reflect, and, seeing her friends come together, her school come together, she's able to finally grasp her emotions.

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Affection

17 May , 2016 | Posted by:

(2016) Directed by Phoebe Cavise

"Affection" follows Ibby as she befriends a teacher at her school. As their relationship develops online and her teacher divulges more information about himself, she starts to lose faith in the friendship in which she's invested her whole senior year.

This film deals with mature subjects, such as adult relationships with minors. Viewer discretion advised.

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Buck’s Bed and Breakfast

16 May , 2016 | Posted by:

A couple visits a bed and breakfast, and gets more than they bargained for,

(2015) Directed by Jeffrey Buchbinder

A couple visits a bed and breakfast, and gets more than they bargained for,

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Assassin Behind The Glass

5 May , 2016 | Posted by:

Assassin Behind The Glass forces one to question whether snitching is a virtue or simply a death sentence

(2017) Directed by Patrick Jerome

In the underbelly of today's society lurks a very dark subculture. Heinous murders, assassinations, and cold-blooded killings run a mock and go unpunished due to a code of silence funded solely by widespread fear and terror. One brave young woman Talia, dares to walk through the shadow of the valley od death by defying this strict street code. Her risky decision may turn out to be lethal. In a world disguised by lies and false images, trusting old friends suddenly become deadly adversaries, and a long time friend becomes a vital ally.

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Something Restless

1 May , 2016 | Posted by:

Three vignettes of collegic personal growth

(2015) Directed by Ethan Hendrick

Three vignette stories, each featuring a unique set of actors, thematically meld together into a single story of two college students’ fleeting but impactful time together before they graduate and part ways.

The first explores the negative effects of self-isolation in response to a broken friendship.

The second illustrates the finding of a healing common ground between two individuals with contrasting emotional and physical needs.

The final vignette involves two college students exploring the forest together, knowing that soon one will graduate and move home while facing the finality of their friendship.

2015 Ethan Hendrick

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No Longer – Dorian Pistilli (Music Video)

25 Apr , 2016 | Posted by:

An original song from Tufts University Television's feature film "Affection"

(2016) Directed by Phoebe Cavise

A young student navigates through her high school alongside performer Dorian Pistilli, confronting doubts and personal demons along the way.

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BEYOND EMPIRES

15 Apr , 2016 | Posted by:

Why India celebrates an 18th Century German whom the west wants to forget

(2014) Directed by Christopher Gilbert

Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg is an unlikely hero for a culture so far removed from Halle in Germany. Overcoming his orphan status, chronic illness, the opposition of the Danish church, the Danish East India Company, the Brahmins of the Malabar Coast, and racist colleagues, he restores the Tamil language and its cultural treasures to the lower castes of Tamils, through provision of schools including girls for the first time in South Asia, a script for the vernacular language, the Bible translated. He becomes acknowledged by Indians as an expert in their religions. He defends the Tamil slave population and his mission from the hostilities of the East India company and his CFO back in Copenhagen but within 13 years he dies, age 36 when stress induces the return of his illness. But 300 years later in July 2006 we see the Federal government of India join with the State of Tamil Nadu in promulgating a week of remembrance of all his achievements for Tamil life and culture and issuing a Federal postage stamp in his honour. But why is the west embarrassed to give him the same honour?