Families in Flight (PCFF Shorts Collection)

Director(s): Multiple Directors
Country: Multi-national
Language: In English or w/English subtitles
| 2016, 2017 | 72 min
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: life-threatening and life-taking stories from refugees)

Regional conflict across the globe has forced many families to leave their homes. These are stories of families on the move in an effort to survive: a family from the Netherlands travels to the Isle of Lesbos to assist arriving refugees; a beautifully animated story of a Syrian family fleeing to Germany where it’s safe, but not home; an impromptu volleyball game happens at a tense border checkpoint.

* Film lineup is subject to change without notice.

Ships Passing in the Night
A stunning animation about an African fisherman who becomes a refugee in Europe after losing his boat on the sea.
Germany, 2016 / English and Ewe, Italian, Arabic, Tigrinya w/English subtitles / Elisabeth Zwimpfer / 12 min / Animation

Searching Skies
When a Syrian refugee family is invited over for Christmas dinner they witness the best and the worst of how some Americans feel about refugees. After an unexpected event, some attitudes might change.
USA, 2017 / English / Vivian Hua / 8 min / Live Action

In early 2000, Mazier and his family flee from Afghanistan and are allowed to stay in Germany. Feeling safe does not mean feeling like you are at home.
Germany, 2016 / German w/English subtitles / Anja Großwig / 4 min / Animation-Documentary

La Mariposa (The Butterfly)
Carol, is a seven-year-old girl that faces the challenges of being a refugee in a new country with her family. Learning the language, customs and new culture are not as challenging as… the swimming test?!
Canada, 2017 / English and Spanish w/English subtitles / Andy Alvarez / 8 min / Live Action

H is for HOMES
The word home begins with the letter “H”, but what makes a place a home?
USA, 2017 / English / Rick Merecki / 1 min / Live Action

Are You Volleyball?
At a refugee camp there are tensions and difficulties but what happens when a soccer ball goes over the barbed wire fence may give one hope.
Iran, 2017 / English and Arabic w/English subtitles / Mohammad Bakhshi / 15 min / Live Action

Hello Salaam
Some parents discuss the Syrian refugee crisis with their kids. Other parents take their kids to Lesbos Greece and volunteer at a refugee camp.
Netherlands, 2017 / Dutch and Arabic w/English subtitles / Kim Brand / 15 min / Documentary