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Short Stack: Lost & Found

by Christopher Newberry, Shira Avni, Keith Bearden, Dong Hyeuk Hwang, and Angelique Midhunter

In friendship, one size fits all. Five short films explore the whimsical, comforting, and transformative powers of the bonds of friendship, from a fairground odyssey and a comic book obsession to identity, loneliness, and loss.

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Sumo East and West

by Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards

One of Japan’s most time-honored and insular traditions, sumo wrestling offers an earthshaking window into the cultural collision of East and West, as worldwide interest grows and increasing numbers of foreigners rise to the top professional ranks.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Twin Sisters

by Mona Friis Bertheussen

Two sisters adopted in China as infants by Californian and Norwegian parents grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. Although language is a barrier, their bond grows deeper and they arrange to finally meet.

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A Village Called Versailles

by S. Leo Chiang

The story of a Vietnamese American community on the edge of New Orleans that fought the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill near their homes.

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Whatever It Takes

by Christopher Wong

In the first year of a South Bronx public high school, visionary rookie principal Edward Tom leads teacher, students, and their parents in their biggest gamble yet.

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Wings of Defeat

by Risa Morimoto and Linda Hoaglund

They were Japan’s Divine Wind Special Attack Unit, or Kamikaze tokkōtai, and 4,000 of them — some still in their teens — died in a futile effort to turn the tide of a war already lost. Little known outside of Japan, a few Kamikaze survived. Now old men, they must reconcile their guilt with their gratitude for the unexpected gift of a full life.

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