Four teenagers from El Puche, a suburb in the Spanish city of Almería, are proud of their Moroccan and Spanish roots. Together they navigate their first experiences in out-of-the neighborhood schools, that evidence their underprivileged environment. However, this does not affect the intensity of their desires and dreams. On Fatima’s eighteenth birthday, the strength of their self- confidence will be put to the test.
● Ian de la Rosa ● 17' ● Spain/USA
This bystander story is told through the perspective of a 15-year old girl, Raquelle, who witnesses her classmate Noah being bullied. When doing the right thing transforms Raquelle from bystander to victim, she finds herself trapped in the same emotional quicksand of her peers.
● Ryan Cannon ● 9' ● USA
Max cannot go to the sea with his mother and sister, because he has to do homework. Then Max sees that the shadow of a phone charger looks like a little man. He draws eyes and a mouth. To his surprise, the little man comes to life!
● Vincent Bal ● 10' ● The Neatherlands