Shorts Program 02: Art Heals

  • Black Strings
  • Chronicle of a Summer Day
  • Courage
  • Creating Things
  • I Am Not OK
  • Silsilad (Sequence)
  • Sydney G. James: How We See Us
  • You Can't Shrink Love


The Main 4 Sun, Apr 16, 2023 4:45 PM
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Festival Programs:Shorts Program
Runtime:98 min
Tags:Minnesota Made
Women Directors


Filmmakers Attending.

Films are listed in screening order.

Chronicle of a Summer Day | A Juneteenth floral installation becomes a community bouquet of remembrance and celebration.
Director: n/a No director credited | Runtime: 16 min | Country: USA

You Can’t Shrink Love | An artist gives life to the memories of our most beloved companions.
Director: Veena Rao | Runtime: 5 min | Country: USA

Courage | Two women find the courage to break free from a life of despair.
Director: Star Bazancir, Jasmina Pusök | Runtime: 16 min | Country: Sweden

Black Strings | The Black String Triage Ensemble transforms traumatized public spaces into a place of recovery, healing and hope.
Director: Marquise Mays | Runtime: 12 min | Country: USA

Silsilad (Sequence) | Three Somali-American artists face challenges in running a community-based gallery for BIPOC artists.
Director: Tariq Tarey | Runtime: 10 min | Country: USA

Sydney G. James: How We See Us | Detroit muralist focuses on Black women, evoking the complexities of their reality, joy, pain, and resilience.
Director: Juanita Anderson | Runtime: 16 min | Country: USA

Creating Things | Two brothers use interview fragments, pieces of art, and family mementos to explore the legacy of their father.
Director: Bryan Simpson, Taylor Simpson | Runtime: 11 min | Country: USA

I Am Not OK | A mother and son respond to the unending killings of black Americans through dance.
Director: Gabrielle Lansner | Runtime: 12 min | Country: USA

Included Shorts

Chronicle of a Summer Day (16min) More
You Can't Shrink Love (5min) More
Courage (16min) More
Black Strings (12min) More
Silsilad (Sequence) (10min) More
Sydney G. James: How We See Us (16min) More
Creating Things (11min) More
I Am Not OK (12min) More