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  • Tapferkeit
    Tapferkeit
  • The Peculiar Case of Mr Mahler
    The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler
  • Native
    Native
  • The Fare
    The Fare

Tapferkeit

During the WWII North African campaign, a German sniper of the AfrikaKorps and a U.S. Combat engineer find themselves the sole survivors of a battle. They must reluctantly join forces to escape a marauding band of desert nomads and the unforgiving desolation of the Sahara desert. During their odyssey, the German relates the destruction of his country due to following their corrupt politicians. He regrets not stopping them before it was too late. It’s a specter from the past that sadly parallels many aspects of our society today. The German soon realizes his own government is the real enemy of his people and struggles to find the courage (Tapferkeit) to stop them.

  • DIRECTOR
    Joseph Quinn
  • YEAR
    2018
  • RUNTIME
    19 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English, German
  • COUNTRY
    United States

The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler

East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political…

  • DIRECTOR
    Paul Philipp
  • YEAR
    2018
  • RUNTIME
    29 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    German
  • COUNTRY
    Germany

Native

While on a ceremonial walkabout a young boy must defend his tribe against a mysterious force.

  • DIRECTOR
    Travis Champagne, Stephen Kinigopolous
  • YEAR
    2018
  • RUNTIME
    15 Minutes
  • COUNTRY
    United States

The Fare

Javier, a 19-year-old Ecuadorian works transporting undocumented immigrants from the Mexican border to stash houses in Southern California. Working his way up a gang of human traffickers, everything changes the day he meets Cristina, a 14-year-old girl from his same hometown in Ecuador. As Javier is forced by the gang to use her as an instrument of his initiation to the gang, his memories and long forgotten past is uncovered. On the way to deliver her to a sex trafficking organization, Javier will have to decide between being loyal to the man that gave him everything or save Cristina’s
life.

  • DIRECTOR
    Santiago Paladines
  • YEAR
    2018
  • RUNTIME
    25 Minutes
  • LANGUAGE
    English, Spanish
  • COUNTRY
    United States
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