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  1. 5 Blocks

    Dan Goldes, Robert Cortlandt / SFUFF 2014, Shorts / USA / WIP / 8 mins
    A work-in-progress tracking the radical changes in the five block area of Mid-Market, San Francisco since prior to the recent tech-boom to the present.

  2. 73 Questions

    Leah Nichols / SFUFF 2017, Films, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2017 / 10 mins
    This beautifully hand-drawn animated short film inverts the popular culture trope of celebrity questionnaires and uses it instead to build a soulful profile of a man whom you would never otherwise stop to get to know.

  3. Al Ghorba

    Alia Hijaab / SFUFF 2018, Shorts / 2018 / Documentary / 6 mins
    Through a series of dreams, a Syrian woman living far from home tries to deal with being unsettled and displaced from her war-torn country. “Al Ghorba” is an arabic word that can be translated to “the state of being a stranger,” when one is surrounded by strangers and is a stranger to them. This concept is center to the film for it describes one experience moving to a new land that is alienating to you.
    Plays In:
    The City That Holds Us

    November 12, 2018 6:00 pm Tickets Available at Door

  4. The Angel in the Alley

    Hamilton Henson / SFUFF 2018, Shorts / 2017 / 15 mins
    After a bag of tapes mysteriously appears at the front door of City Hope, Rev. Paul Trudeau gets to know an eccentric neighbor. This is piece is a “live film”, during which Hamilton Henson, its creator will narrate his film live.
    Plays In:
    Warm Souls, Cold World

    City Hope SF
    November 16, 2018 7:00 pm

  5. Arc of Justice, The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Beloved Community

    Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman / SFUFF 2017, Films, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2015 / 22 mins
    “Arc of Justice” traces the inspiring journey of New Communities and the struggle for racial and economic justice among African Americans in southwest Georgia. Formed in 1969 during the Civil Rights movement, New Communities persevered as the largest black-owned farm in the country despite relentless opposition.

  6. Bonobo

    Zoel Aeschbacher / SFUFF 2018, Narrative, Shorts / Switzerland / 2018 / 18 mins
    When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance, intertwine towards an explosive ending where their limits will be tested.
    Plays In:
    Infrastructure for Equity

    November 13, 2018 6:00 pm Tickets Available at Door

  7. Buchanan Mall

    Sophie Constantinou / SFUFF 2016, Shorts / USA / 2016 / 11 mins
    Buchanan Mall is five consecutive blocks of underutilized public parkland in the Western Addition neighborhood from Grove to Eddy Street. The 7,000 low-income, predominantly African-American residents who live adjacent to Buchanan Mall, face acute challenges: recent, rapid gentrification, longstanding patterns of discrimination and turf conflict, an exodus of employed adults, and decades-long cycles of displacement, unemployment, and mass incarceration. Buchanan Mall, at the center of this neighborhood, has become a nexus of violence and a place pervaded by fear.

  8. City Surf Project

    Oscar Guerra / SFUFF 2018, Shorts / USA / 2018 / 10 mins
    A local Bay Area group teach surfing to kids who may not otherwise have resources or access.
    Plays In:
    Sports In The City – For Economy or Community?

    Roxie Theater
    November 14, 2018 6:30 pm Tickets Available at Door

  9. Columbus Discovers Air Pollution

    Zelda Zivny, Charlie Millenbah, Milo Wetherall / SFUFF 2016, Shorts / USA / 5 mins

  10. Concrete Canvas

    Gema Ceron & Nicole Rivera / Student, SFUFF 2018, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 6 mins
    Public art is integral to the empowerment of urban communities. Artists and city servants come together to explore how urban art grants agency to the disenfranchised.
    Plays In:
    Street Art as Political Currency

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Public Knowledge Annex
    November 15, 2018 6:00 pm