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San Diego

January 23 to 26 2014

at the Museum of Photographic Arts



Film Festival, January 23–26, 2014

(San Diego Premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Harry Freeland
Year: 2012 / 84m
January 26

Filmed over six years, In the Shadow of the Sun tells the story of two men with albinism in Tanzania pursuing their dreams in the face of virulent prejudice.

(San Diego Premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Nagieb Khaja
Year: 2012 / 88m
January 25

Alternating between the participants' scenes of daily life and Nagieb's own experiences, My Afghanistan depicts a country where civilians are the greatest victims of the war, and Afghans struggle to live in the constant shadow of violence.

Filmmaker(s): Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief
Year: 2012 / 75m
January 24

Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in one of Jordan's poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. When she is selected for an intriguing programme called the Barefoot College in India, Rafea doesn't need to think twice, and travels to join 30 illiterate women from different countries to train to become solar engineers.

(San Diego Premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Jeremy Teicher
Year: 2012 / 82m
January 26

Tall as the Baobab Tree poignantly depicts a family struggling to find its footing on the edge of the modern world fraught with tensions between tradition and modernity.

(San Diego Premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Yoruba Richen
Year: 2013 / 82m
January 23

The New Black tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in light of the marriage equality movement and the fight over civil rights.

(San Diego Premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Marco Williams
Year: 2013 / 88m
January 25

The Undocumented tells the story of Marcos Hernandez, an undocumented Mexican living and working in Chicago. Marcos came to the United States, crossing through the Sonora Desert in southern Arizona.