A collection of six short films from Australia, India, the United States, Japan, and Germany. In Inja, a South African landowner goes to great extremes to separate a Black boy and his puppy. Sangam features a conversation on a subway between an Indian who has just arrived in New York and a disillusioned Indian-American. Mt. Head is an animated fantasy about a man who eats some cherry seeds and ends up with a cherry tree growing out of his head. In Das Rad (also animated), two rocks who have stood atop the same hilltop for centuries, discuss the activities of the human beings below them. The first three lives of Stuart Hornsley tells the story of an abstracted physicist who, having missed out on a chance at true love because of his dedication to science, builds a time travel device to enable him to change the course of his life. Deathdealer : documentary is a mock documentary in which the Grim Reaper is protrayed along the lines of a traveling salesman.
"Celebrating the art of the short film".
English and Afrikaans, Hindi, German, and Japanese with English subtitles.
Title from disc label.
Inja: Anele Vellom, Lizo C. Makambi, Danny Keogh, Terry Thornton, Mantoa Mamputa, Nomasomi Fini, Kukule Salman ; Sangam: Hesh Sarmalkar, Sanjay Chanai ; Mt. Head: Takeharu Kunimoto ; Das Rad: Ranier Basedow, Michael Hobek ; The first three lives of Suart Hornsley: Tunde Adebimpe, Siho Ellsmore, Lora Goldman, Isaac Bloch; Deathdealer : a documentary: Henry Rollins, Jeanette Miller, Kevin Gibbons, Hattie Winston.
DVD; region 1.
Inja / writer/director, Steve Pasvolsky ; producer, Joe Weatherstone (17 min.)
Sangam / written, directed and edited by Prashant Bhargava ; producer, Mark Mann (24 min.)
Mt. Head / script, Shoji Yonemura ; direction, design & edit, Koji Yamamura (10 min.)
Das Rad / buch und regie, Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger ; producer, Georg Gruber (9 min.)
The first three lives of Stuart Hornsley / produced by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Ross Martin, Daphne McWilliams ; screenplay by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum & Leigh Dana Jackson ; directed by Leigh Dana Jackson (29 min.)
Death dealer : a documentary / written & directed by Andy Watts (16 min.).
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