International Shorts #1: On Earth as it is in Heaven

International Shorts #1: On Earth as it is in Heaven

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International Shorts #1: On Earth as it is in Heaven

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Spanning the globe, International Shorts 1 provides stories from six different countries, bringing us fresh perspectives on universal themes—such as maternal connection, overcoming oppression, and humanity—all of which play an important role along our journey of improving our self-image as we try to determine what we want and need to genuinely love ourselves.

International Shorts #1: “On Earth as it is in Heaven”

Seiva Bruta (Under the Heavens)

Directed by: Gustavo Milan

Brazil, 2020, 17m

In Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles

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While immigrating to Brazil to find work to support her family, Marta, a Venezuelan mother forms an unusual but powerful bond with a young mother and her baby.

International Shorts #1: “On Earth as it is in Heaven”

Before I Die

Directed by: Iker Esteibarlanda

Spain, 2020, 14m

In English and Swahili with English subtitles

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This haunting, eye-opening documentary plunges us into the world of a small island on Lake Victoria in Kenya, where the men feel entitled to the benefits of education and employment, while the women must burden the weight of emotional and physical trauma.

International Shorts #1: “On Earth as it is in Heaven”

Flex

Directed by: Josefin Malmen and David Strindberg

Sweden, 2020, 4m

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He may be god enough, but is he … good enough? This slightly surreal comedy lets you under the skin (literally) of a bodybuilder and his ambivalent self-image—exploring the fine line between self-loathing and self-loving.

International Shorts #1: “On Earth as it is in Heaven”

Last Meal

Directed by: Marcus McKenzie and Daniel Principe

Australia, 2020, 18m

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Eat. Pray. Die. A sizzling documentary about death row that answers the question that has haunted us for years: What do the condemned eat before their execution? An inside look at the final mouthwatering menus of a murderers’ row of the most infamous criminals in history.

International Shorts #1: “On Earth as it is in Heaven”

White Eye

Directed by: Tomer Shushan

Israel, 2019, 20m

In Hebrew with English subtitles

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While meeting up with friends for a night out, a man stumbles across his stolen bicycle after it has been missing for a month. As he uncovers the who, what, and why behind its disappearance, he must struggle to maintain his humanity. Inspired by a real-life incident that happened to the filmmaker, and winner of five international jury awards for Best Short Film including SXSW 2020.

International Shorts #1: “On Earth as it is in Heaven”

Synthetic Love

Directed by: Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix

France, 2020, 24m

In French with English subtitles

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Diane—a middle-aged, underappreciated, single mother—works in a convenience store and pines for her co-worker, Pierre. When she wins a trip for two to French wine country, she invites Pierre along, only to discover that he is already romantically involved with someone: a love doll named Kathia.