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Director: Veronica Wangshen

Country: China

Premiere: California

Running time: 30 minutes

Sports | Art | China | Inspirational

1,500 Miles in 23 Days

Struggling with professional stagnation, a young Chinese artist embarks on a 1,500-mile bike ride across China to search for inspiration. Through the physical challenges, the sudden death of a friend, and  interactions with fellow travelers, he confesses another motivation behind this journey and confronts his deepest fears.

Program 40  |  Monday, April 1, 2019  |  5:00 pm

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Director: Steffan Tubbs

Country: USA

Premiere: California

Running time: 45 minutes

Military | War | Senior Lifestyle | Inspirational  |  Nostalgia

25 Steps

Seventy-three years after being held as prisoners of war in the same POW camp in northern Germany, two Colorado WWII veterans discover they live just 25 steps from each other at a retirement community. Their lives follow remarkably similar paths - from their experiences at Stalag Luft I, their education, caregiving for their wives, and ultimately, their unexpected reunion.

Program 19  |  Sunday, March 31, 2019  |  11:30 am

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Director: Gordon Quinn

Country: USA

Premiere: Palm Springs

Running time: 31 minutes

Activism | Social Justice | Chicago | Inspirational  |  Politics

'63 Boycott

Chicago, 1963. More than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city, calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let these students enroll in nearby white schools.

Program 2  |  Friday, March 29, 2019  |  11:30 am

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Director: Eli Powers

Country: USA

Premiere: California

Running time: 18 minutes

Social Justice | Homelessness |  Inspirational

A Place We Can Be Treated Fairly

A sensitive portrait focusing on individuals experiencing homelessness and the temporary asylum they find within the Cincinnati Public Library.

Program 72  |  Thursday, April 4, 2019  |  Noon

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Director: Omar Al Dakheel

Country: Kuwait

Premiere: Palm Springs

Running time: 19 minutes

Religion | Music | Muslim | Islam Inspirational  |  Progressivism

Al Imam

Despite controversy and threats, Muslim singer/songwriter turned spiritual leader Ani Zonneveld takes a stand for justice through activism and a progressive practice of Islam.

Program 14  |  Saturday, March 30, 2019  |  4:30 pm

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Director: Tomas Leach

Country: UK

Premiere: North American

Running time: 10 minutes

Youth | Performance | Dance | Inspirational  |  The Arts

Alba: Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into The Future

An intense, intimate and beautiful journey into the mind of Alba, a 16-year-old ballet dancer at the acclaimed Corella Dance Academy in Barcelona. Her inner thoughts start to question the life she is leading, her lost adolescence, and her place in the world.

Program 50  |  Tuesday, April 2, 2019  |  2:30 pm

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