Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 9:30 PM
This July, BxFW collects standout international short films by international directors:
- APACHE. Director: Octavio Guerra Quevedo. 2019. Canary Islands. 20:00 min. After 10 years of living in the street and drinking alcohol, Jesus tries to reintegrate himself into society through a social program. After two years of obligations, rules and living in a shared apartment with other users, he begins to realize that he will never have an independent life again. His way of headlong rush and feeling freedom is running.
- PRAWN NOODLES AND A DREAM. Director: Ng Ding Jie (DJ). 2021. Singapore. 10:20 min. Singapore’s hawker food culture is one made of dreams, creativity and innovation. Despite being added to the list of the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, Singapore’s hawker culture is still in danger of disappearing. Hope is not all lost, as a young man who rises to the challenge of hawker trade to express his ideas and make his mark in life.
- THE WARIA OF JAVA. Director: Anna Gonzalez. 2020. Java, Indonesia. 13 min. Shinta Ratri is the founder of the world’s first and only Islamic school run by and for transgender women. Over a decade ago, Shinta opened Al-Fatah Pesantren in the Muslim city of Yogyakarta. Her goal: to offer fellow Waria* the opportunity to discuss and practice their Islamic faith in a communal space.
- THE VOICE OF THE SEA. Director: Kashyap Kulkarni. 2020. Pamban Island, India. 15 min. A community radio station named Kadal Osai based in Pamban Island, Tamil Nadu, India runs with this intention to educate the fishermen community by spreading the awareness of climate change and it’s effect on ocean and marine life.
- uNpACKAGING. Director: Zireja. 2020. Tenerife. 9:00 min. The short film “uNPACKAGING” presents the uncomfortable truth of how trash starts by being left scattered on the street during an outdoor party, to how it arrives to nature by various ways. With the main theme being the environmental costs of large street parties, this film, which mixes fiction and activism, shows the “b” side of all massive parties.
- BEFORE THE BEAUTY IS GONE. Director: Mackai Sharp. 2021. Vancouver Island. 14 min. An unfortunate reality: our fish are disappearing. Not our Salmon or our Halibut, but those will soon follow. Forage fish, a key segment of the marine food chain, is vanishing off the coast of British Columbia.
Program presented in English and Spanish with subtitles.
9:30 PM | Bronx Film Wednesdays Digital on BronxNet TV — Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez.
WAYS TO WATCH:
—Cable: 67 Optimum
—Cable: 2133 FIOS
Bronx Film Wednesdays (BxFW) screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films that you will love! Travel the world and open your mind to stories as wild and from as far as the imagination can go — romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, music, sports, animation, documentary, and more! Carefully selected to illustrate cultural, aesthetic, and geographic diversity. This year, BxFW goes digital in partnership with BronxNet Community Television, bringing our monthly screenings online and to public access television!