Where We Live

Where We Live

From a soon-to-be-demolished district of Shanghai to a peaceful American suburb, these eight short films make you consider the human condition in a completely new light.

March 11, 2012 9:00 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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March 17, 2012 2:30 pm
Camera 3 Cinemas
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March 12, 2012 4:30 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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  1. LA Coffin School

    Erin Li / USA / 2011 / 5 min / San Francisco Premiere

    In this perfectly paced sketch, people experience their deaths in a special school, L.A. Coffin School, where they can revisit fragmented memories from the past.
  2. Raymond

    Mark V. Reyes / Philippines / USA / 2011 / 17 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Raymond comes home to his family and ex-boyfriend in the Bay Area and must face the difficult task of coming to terms with illness. With a gracious performance by lead actor Francis Lansang, Raymond presents redemption in the face of adversity.
  3. Where We Live

    Fady Hadid / USA / 2010 / 22 min / San Francisco Premiere

    The Hamad family maintains their daily life in a small town, but they still carry with them a traumatic past in Iraq. A sincere and intimate portrait about loss and living in a new reality.
  4. Shangri-La

    Adam Smith / USA / 2011 / 6 min / San Francisco Premiere

    In this humorous and candid portrait, a Tibetan monk living in the American suburbs explains what it’s like to be living in a land of closed doors and track housing.
  5. The Champions

    Gilani Sumida-Moiseff / Singapore / 2011 / 11 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Welcome to the Champions’ house, home of a superstitious and thoroughly neurotic family.
  6. Bei Yao Wan, Shanghai

    Shiyan Feng / USA / 2011 / 11 min / World Premiere

    Bei Yao Wan is a migrant-worker’s district in Shanghai that faces demolition. It follows two migrant families who confront these impending changes with dignity.
  7. Dol, First Birthday

    Andrew Ahn / USA / 2011 / 12 min / World Premiere

    A Korean American gay man partakes in an important family ritual. From the director of the award-winning short Andy (SDAFF ’11 Best Narrative Short), First Birthday subtly reveals an undercurrent of emotion with its beautifully textured tones.
  8. Derek & Lucas

    Raymond Yeung / USA / 2011 / 7 min / World Premiere

    An ordinary day for two teens suddenly changes through a very unordinary event. Derek & Lucas shows a slice of life without wasting a frame in this sharp and masterfully minimalist short.

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