Satyagraha: Political Shorts

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth. ~Albert Einstein

Director
Lana Z Caplan
Country
United States of America
Runtime
7 minutes
Film Synopsis

#MindBody #SelfHypnosis #Dreamers #utopia #MMIW #GiletJaune #WhitePrivilege #NotMyPresident #BlackLivesMatter #Enough #IBelieveHer #Parkland #Ferguson #StopFundingHate #Brexit #GunControlNow #4ECognition #Impeach #ClimateAction #SunRa #SpeculativeSpace #COP24 #HashtagActivism #Divest #TradeWars #LeniRiefenstahl #Olympia #IfIDieInASchoolShooting #Shutdown #Woke #CampFire #NoDAPL #TradeWars #Resist #StillMarching #EqualityNow #MeToo #NeverAgain #LoveWins

Director
Lana Z Caplan
Country
United States of America
Runtime
8 minutes
Film Synopsis

Mythology and religious fanaticism, climate deniers and environmental profiteers, natural disasters and the end of radio, all reflected in the mirror of a morphing landscape, poised for new devastation.

Director
Rajee Samarasinghe
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2018
Runtime
8 minutes
Film Synopsis

Shot improvisationally in 2010, shortly after the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, this film takes a lyrical approach to examining recent history and the process of reconstruction in the post-war era. The visions of an exile are carried through an immoral silence, to an end both dubious and bittersweet.

Director
ariella tai
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2018
Runtime
6 minutes
Film Synopsis

in the film "daybreak" willie's character admonishes torch, who's been avoiding talking about willie's deceased mother, his lover.  willie lets torch know "she's not gonna get more dead.  she's as dead as she's gonna get."  this video uses footage from "being mary jane" and select excerpts of black women vampires to meditate on what makes someone, and what it might look like to be, more than dead.  

Director
Ann Antidote and Notorische Ruhestörung
Country
Germany
Runtime
8 minutes
Film Synopsis

In a lot of countries of the the world, homosexual acts are punished with prison if not worse.
Not everybody can afford to be as blunt as this blade.
for safe self expression in public for everyone.
In solidarity with consensual pervert lifestyles accross the galaxy.
Made in North Africa and North Europe, 2018

Director
Richard Sangeleer
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2019
Runtime
10 minutes
Film Synopsis

An experimental film-essay about the white supremacist murders on a public train in Portland Oregon in 2017.

Director
Júlio F. R. Costa
Country
Portugal
Runtime
7 minutes
Film Synopsis

An interpretation of the concept of angst , the opening of the being to the world 

Director
Jordan Ros
Country
United States of America
Runtime
5 minutes
Film Synopsis

An exploration of religious rituals in America.

Director
Elodie Barattucci
Country
France
Year completed
2008
Runtime
1 minute
Film Synopsis

Three faces of women are constantly masked by collage; pieces of models' faces and actors.

They are no longer themselves and do not look like the covers of magazines so craved for...

Who are they after all these transformations?

Director
Cynthia Gaffney
Country
United States of America
Runtime
1 minute
Film Synopsis

A retro twist on Nancy Reagan's 1980's Just Say No campaign that incorporates my own "Just Say Know" statement from that period.