The Shadow of Cairo
Sisters
Tara Shehata | 2018
Egypt, United Kingdom | 15 min

Screened as part of TOAFF19

To avenge her mother’s death, young Maya sets out to become a superhero vigilante.

The Shore Break
Ryley Grunenwald | 2014
South Africa | 90 min | 12+ years | English, Xhosa with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF15

Stunning exploration of the nature of “development” in the Wild Coast Region of South Africa by award winning filmmaker Ryley Grunenwald

Watch Free
Sister Hearts
Mohammad Gorjestani | 2018
United States | 17 min

After 13 years in prison Maryam Henderson-Uloho struggled to build a life on the outside. That’s when the lightbulb went off and Maryam’s journey to help other ex-offenders, especially women like herself, began.

Sky Aelans
Georgianna Lepping, Jeremy Gwao, Regina Lepping, Zahiyd Namo, Junior Patrick Makau, Manner Lévo, Neil Nuia, Daniel Kakadi, Edward Manuga | 2019
Solomon Islands, United States | 6 min | 8+ years | Solomon Pijin with English subtitles | Closed Captions

Screening as part of TOAFF21

A celebration of the bond between the communities of the Solomon Islands’ last untouched rainforest, as they claim their rights as the last guardians of the Sky Aelans – the sacred, high mountain forests.

Smog Town
Shared Planet
Meng Han | 2019
China, South Korea, Netherlands | 88 min | 12+ years | Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

In one of China’s most smog-ridden cities, the government’s “Blue Sky War” is in full swing. Though the problem is obvious, solutions are decidedly less so.