Eight stories weave the connective tissue between one’s identity and the family that helps shape it, for better and for worse, as seen through the eyes of lost children, wayward adults, and those enduring uncontrollable forces demanding who or where we’re supposed to be.
Total Runtime: 100 min
Titles are listed in order of play.
A transgender musician shares intimate phone calls with family while composing a song to himself.
(Nasir Bailey, Jackson Kroopf, USA 2021,17 min)
Alma y Paz
Still mourning their mother, two sisters must decide what will become of their childhood home.
(Cris Gris, Mexico/USA 2021, 14 min)
My Parent, Neal
Filmmaker Hannah Saidiner has an intimate and honest conversation with her parent, who is transgender.
(Hannah Saidiner, USA 2021, 8 min)
A small yellow sweater knits together a young woman’s memories of her late grandmother.
(Charlene Xu, USA/China 2021, 8 min)
Some Still Search
Intertwined narratives follow a woman detained by ICE and the son she left behind.
(Nesaru Tchaas, USA 2021, 16 min)
An unnamed narrator presents a series of revealing letters to Chantal Akerman about a Mexico City apartment rental.
(Nicolas Pereda, Mexico/Spain 2021, 5 min) Bay Area Voices Film
Drew must find a way to protect herself from her abusive father.
(Taylor Ferguson, Australia 2021, 15 min)
A boy learns about his estranged father through a visit to his stepbrother’s home.
(Morgan Mathews, USA 2021, 17 min) Bay Area Voices Film
Country USA, Mexico, China, Australia, Spain
Print Source Short Film Print Sources
Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this screening.
Audio Description Audio Description is not available for this screening.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is not currently scheduled for this event. For more information about ASL interpretation at our events, e-mail ADA@SFFilm.org.