TAFFNY HONORS THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY OF CITY COLLEGE’S MFA IN FILM

INSTITUTO CERVANTES
JUNE 12, 2018. 7:00 PM. 

Venue  

Instituto Cervantes

211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

(212) 308-7720

A selection of award-winning short fiction and documentary films from across the globe,
produced within the MFA Program in Film at The City College of New York (CUNY).

CLOUD KUMO


DIRECTOR: Yvonne Ng

 

SYNOPSIS: Cloud Kumo recounts the tragedy of the Hiroshima Bombing through the intertwined tales of Satoko, an atomic bomb survivor and Reiko, her granddaughter. We follow them on a poetic journey of the inner strength and hope in humanity.
Winner of a student Academy Award.

Date completed: 2016

Country: Japan

Film Category: Fiction

Length of Film: 15 min

MAND BEHIND


DIRECTOR: Tyler Gibson

 

SYNOPSIS: A Mississippi man's life takes a major turn after leaving a men's shelter and rehab program. Education could increase his chances of a better life but challenges and self-doubt threaten his progress. Will he be able to move forward or will he always be left behind?

Date completed: 2016

Country: USA

Film Category: Documentary

Length of Film: 15 min

BUSCANDO AL ZORRO


DIRECTOR: Wigner Duarte

 

SYNOPSIS: In a small village in the outskirts of the Dominican Republic, Pablo and his 9yr old son,
Rafael embarks on a journey to the mountains to search for a horse. Raising his son on his own, Pablo must now answer questions from Rafael as well as confront his own demons.

Date completed: 2016

Country: Dominican Republic

Film Category: Fiction

Length of Film: 15 min

LISTEN


DIRECTOR: Min Min Hein

 

SYNOPSIS: A documentary portrait of revolutionary artist Chaw Ei Then. Exiled from her homeland
in Myanmar, she uses visually striking and emotionally unsettling performance art and artwork as a means of dissent, both to express her political views and to give voice to her victimized experience and inner struggles.

Date completed: 2017

Country: Myanmar

Film Category: Documentary

Length of Film: 13 min

FAMILY IN EXILE


DIRECTOR: Fatima Matousse

 

SYNOPSIS: “Family in Exile” explores the lives of three generations of Moroccan women, her grandmother, her mother and herself, set against the backdrop of her dictatorial father’s refusal, over many years, to interact with any of them.

Date completed: 2018

Country: Morocco

Film Category: Documentary

Length of Film: 15 min

A SATURDAY MORNING


DIRECTOR: Roberto Collado

 

SYNOPSIS: Negra and Tapon have had enough and will not settle for what life has given them.
Three teens have no care in the world beyond gossiping about the latest shooting in this dangerous northern Mexico town. Characters from different worlds in the same city – two different realities co-existing during a silent war.

Date completed: 2014

Country: Mexico

Film Category: Fiction

Length of Film: 14 min