2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI


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POSTED: Mar 2, 2024

Tuhaymani’chi Pal Waniqa (The Water Flows Always)

Tuhaymani’chi Pal Waniqa (The Water Flows Always) follows a Cahuilla, Cupeño father and daughter attempting to reconnect in a journey through their Indigenous roots in the ancient springs of the Mojave Desert, just as a new water-mining project threatens their very existence. The film addresses the efforts of protecting water resources and the sacred places […]



In ULTIMATE CITIZENS, Jamshid is an Iranian who came to study in 1970’s America, and due to the Revolution, never went “home.” As a guidance counselor in Seattle Public Schools, Jamshid’s best work takes place on the playing field with “his kids,” the children of refugees and immigrants. Their parents are in the grips of […]


Big George

Hank Gauda is one of the lucky ones: his gig as a George Clooney impersonator keeps him afloat as a working actor in New York. But after a pandemic and a divorce, he’s not as svelte as he once was, and his longtime agent unexpectedly drops him. His nine-year-old daughter, Evie, cannot understand why her […]



I was 26 when my father died, and five months later I found out we weren’t biologically related & that I had seventeen new half siblings. As someone with disabilities, I searched for answers about this new reality. What I found was a long history of unregulated practices within a multi billion dollar industry spanning […]


Marco Polo

Marco is struggling with substance abuse as he uses drugs to escape from his problems. His brother, Ángel, tries to help him by showing him a simpler way of life that doesn’t involve drugs. But after Angel is killed in a hit and run accident, Marco is left alone dealing with his grief and addiction […]

POSTED: Mar 17, 2023

Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out

Itsy Levan is devastated by her parents’ decision to leave the city and buy a fixer upper in the middle of nowhere. Her life seems over until she meets her space- obsessed neighbor Calvin Kipler. Calvin has spent most of his life awaiting the next arrival of Jesper’s Comet— partly because of his obsession with […]

POSTED: Mar 13, 2023

Go Through the Dark

Guanglin is a blind boy in China who displays great skill at the ancient board game called Go, in which two players place black and white pieces on a grid in an attempt to dominate their opponent. Raised by a single father with limited means, Guanglin faces deep societal prejudice against the blind.