SHORTS: Reflections


Through films candid, unhurried, and pensive, life stories unfold in a single conversation. At their centers, two orators dissect the impact of volatile political forces on their lives. In Las Nubes, directed by Juan Pablo González, as a father drives through unidentified countryside, his car becomes a space for reflection while he recounts the impact of cartel violence on his home and family. In The Issue of Mr. O’Dell, directed by Rami Katz, the work of Jack O’Dell is revealed through a conversation with the activist, now in his mid-90s, who delves into his historical involvement in the civil rights struggle (he once worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.), as well as the movement’s contemporary incarnation under the stewardship of groups like Black Lives Matter.

Q&A following screening

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