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    A Fragile Existence

    The Routine
    United States
    Family members go about their daily routine, but something has affected their normal schedule. Our dreams remind us not only of how amazing life can be but also, sometimes, of how beautiful it once was. A powerful tale directed by Bob Giraldi.
    Length: 6 minutes

    Swing
    United States
    Meet an old man who is searching for something that we all lose - our youth. When an object from the past rekindles a happy memory from childhood, the future will never be the same. Created by self-taught animator Tim Granberg. The four-minute animation took eight months to create.
    Length: 4 minutes
    To view a streaming version of this film, visit www.ifilm.com.

    Lamb
    Australia
    In this heartbreaking tale of a poor farmer and his son, the father, in order to survive a terrible drought, is forced to make a difficult - but necessary - decision. Written, directed and produced by Emma Freeman. This film won Freeman the Best Film and Director Award at Tropfest, the largest short-film festival in Australia. She is the first woman in the festival's history to win the award.
    Length: 7 minutes

    Chalk
    Holland
    A prisoner covers his cell walls with exotic and magic images to make his life in captivity more bearable. When night falls, a secret routine unfolds. A female guard sneaks him pieces of chalk for his drawings. When the sadistic head guard learns of their clandestine relationship, someone will wind up dead.
    Length: 12 minutes

    It Could Be You
    England
    A well-dressed businesswoman is followed by a desperate homeless man. Appearances can be deceiving in this film with a twist.
    Length: 3 minutes

    Hospital Food
    England
    Fifty years. Three generations. Five telephone calls. One life story. The most dramatic telephone calls we ever make are often from hospital pay phones. This film ingeniously traces one family's life story through five telephone calls, all made from the same pay phone over a period of 50 years. The film gives glimpses into life's defining moments and shows how people survive the blows that life deals us.
    Length: 7 minutes

    Like It Is
    Australia
    This sad but uplifting tale of a sick bird, its grieving owner, an unscrupulous vet and his conscientious new trainee is based on a short story by Ed Proffitt.
    Length: 4 minutes

    Funeral of the Last Gypsy King
    Wales
    On a cold, windy day, the villagers in a small Welsh town attend the funeral of Laszlo Ferencs, the last and only gypsy musician in town. At his burial, the wind pays tribute to the man being laid to rest. Through the windows in the village creeps a faint but familiar melody, reminding everyone that the body may be gone but the spirit lives on.
    Length: 9 minutes
    To view a streaming version of this film, visit atomfilms.shockwave.com.

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