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Short, Drama / TV-Series (2021)

A collection of 6 short films;

*Ameena, a Muslim Pakistani immigrant, wakes up on Eid to find out that she has to go to school. Homesick and heartbroken, she goes on a mission to make Eid a public-school holiday, and in the process, reconnects with her older sister, and embraces her new home, while her new home embraces her.
*A Chinese student at an elite U.S. boarding school realizes excellence is not enough when he tries out for a leadership position no international student has ever applied for.

*Val Garcia, a Mexican-American teen who is half human/half vampire, has had to keep her identity a secret from both worlds. But when her human best friend shows up at her monster-infested school, she has to confront her truth, her identity, and herself.

*In a world where culture has nearly ceased to exist, one lone Mexican-American struggling to carry on her traditions unknowingly summons a dark and ancient creature to protect her.

*Avalon’s not ready to process the loss of her mother, but when she’s put in charge of a 4-year-old for one night, she finds more comfort than she ever could have expected.

*When Gabriel, a 7-year-old Chinese kid who loves ballet, becomes friends with Rob, another Chinese kid from school, Rob’s dad gets suspicious about Gabriel’s feminine behavior and decides to intervene.

Directors: Moxie Peng, Hao Zheng, Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Aqsa Altaf, Ann Marie Pace, Jessica Mendez Siqueiros

Writers: Moxie Peng, Hao Zheng, Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Aqsa Altaf, Ann Marie Pace, Jessica Mendez Siqueiros, G. Wilson

Stars: Christopher Blanchard, Yonas Kibreab, Evan Lai, Kalo Moss, Yvette Tucker, Brian Yang


Christopher Blanchard Mr. Archibald
Yonas Kibreab Javier Garcia
Evan Lai Chen
Kalo Moss Gabriel
Yvette Tucker Theresa
Brian Yang Wang

( Read more cast details on imdb )

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