The Choices We Make
6 Miles of 8 Feet
A tense standoff develops between a rural farmer, a highway construction crew and angry rush-hour commuters. When a new sheriff's effort to cool everyone down fails, tempers build until the situation reaches the boiling point.
Length: 21 minutes
A single, unemployed mother dreams of a better life. But how can she take care of a baby when she's not even old enough to take care of herself? As she watches her baby make her way to an open window in their high-rise tenement, she is faced with a dilemma. This shocking film will have you on the edge of your seat in its short three minutes.
Length: 3 minutes
Loving a racist White farmer's puppy comes easy to Thembile, a 12-year-old Black boy. The brutal owner trains the dog to hate the boy who lovingly reared it. Can his love survive the legacy of apartheid? Inja was nominated for a 2003 Academy Award for Best Short. Written, produced and directed by Steven Pasvolsky, a native South African whose family, fleeing apartheid, moved to Australia in 1978.
Length: 17 minutes
The Girl in the Lay-by
A young lady daydreams of a more glamorous life in New York, but reality tells her to get back to work at a roadside hot dog stand in the Scottish highlands. Mocked by her boss and frustrated with frankfurters, she begins to lose hope until a customer rekindles her imagination.
Length: 10 minutes
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