This program of four shorts highlights stories of people dealing with the lasting trauma of violence and war. In The Changing Same, to publicly confront the horrific history of his hometown of Marianna, Florida, Lamar Wilson runs the same 13-mile trek that ended in the 1934 lynching of Claude Neal. Motherland features women in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory between Azerbaijan and Armenia, who courageously work to clear land mines in the wake of a brutal war, combating traditional gender roles and forming close bonds in the process. Our Song to War follows Colombian villagers who employ a poetic death ritual that evokes a transformative connection between souls both living and dead in honor of the Bojayá massacre. And Obon presents Akiko, one of the last living survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, who recounts her devastating story through intricate and searing animation.
Filmmaker Q&A following screening