PTAFF 2018 Trailers

THE DEVIL WE KNOW - is the story of how a chemical that’s used to make Teflon contaminated a West Virginia community. The Devil We Know reveals the lack of oversight on the chemical industry in this country and how you can protect yourself and your family from this devastation.

COLORS OF CHANGE - Experience Greenland through the eyes of Artist Zaria Forman, Nasa scientist, John Sonntag and Inuit Elder Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq "Uncle." Zaria travels to Greenland for inspiration for her next body of work, and to visit the fjord where she spread her mother’s ashes. Sonntag is the lead scientist for Operation IceBridge - he and his crew work tirelessly gathering information on the ice sheet.

ANTHONY’S PATH - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians are among the original inhabitants of Palm Springs— and they're still there today. In spite of a history of oppression and near cultural extinction, Anthony tells us how his people found greater mental health through the resurrection of their tribal identity.

PINE - Ali, 43 has finally managed to acquire the permit to shift an arid land into commercial use after four years upon the order of a company. During these difficult years, Ali experienced a host of problems with his wife and teenage son. On the day of this success, however, he is informed that the company is temporarily unable to pay him.

KABADIO - A deep dive into a new world, filled with rituals, music, magic, secrets, fascinating images and stories of real people who struggle to survive, keeping their traditions in the midst of a civil war and the smuggling of goods.

LEPROSY - On his wedding night, and with his honour at stake, the groom drags her bride to hospital to figure out, through medical diagnosis, the thing that is usually supposed to happen on such a night, BUT DOESN'T.

WHEN JUSTICE ISN’T JUST - this dynamic documentary features legal experts, local activists, and law enforcement officers delving into ongoing charges of inequality, unfair practices, and politicized manipulations of America's judicial system. Additionally, the Black Lives Matter movement and citizens nationwide question the staggering number of police shootings of unarmed Black men and women.

ZAN - is a documentary about the last of the Okinawan Dugong and the people who strive to protect them, located in the outstandingly beautiful and bio-diverse Henoko and Oura bay. The Dugong is facing its last stand and its feeding grounds are threatened by the construction of new US base. This film follows imageMILL’s Yu Kisami as he brings us on a journey of discovery, aided by the Nature Conservation Society of Japan.

FUTBOLISTA 4 LIFE - Takes you into the lives of two Oakland high schoolers: One is a college hopeful and DACA applicant who’s navigating the reality of his immigration status, and the other is an American citizen who lives in fear that her undocumented parents may be deported. These youth take solace in the game of soccer that lets them, if only for a moment, put their worries on the sidelines.


WINTRY SPRING - Nour, is a schoolgirl lives alone with her father, goes through a crisis on the arrival of her puberty for her first time and cannot tell her dad and the dad didn’t understand the changes that occurred in her life, which results in tension between them.

WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD - Shot during the G-20 summit 2017 in Hamburg, Germany, the film depicts a fictional dystopia, highlighting the possible long-term effects of today's decisions and politics of the nations in power while emphasizing the responsibility of the individual - staged in the “setting" of the real events of the summit.

GOING MENTAL - After transferring to a new school, Shaina attempts to follow the advice of the high school counselor to bottle up her anxieties. But once she meets Dale, a happily depressed student, that idea is challenged by his views and the lyrics of songs they both enjoy.


ISRAEL’S PATH - Israel is a transgender male and former foster child whose seen it all. Will he be able to find healing and support in a new community?

ESPERANZA’S PATH - Esperanza, an undocumented grandmother from Michoacán, now lives in Los Angeles County. She was reluctant to seek medical care, after having been deported four traumatizing times. In the face of the great challenges, she tells us how she found a healthier life.

SPOKEN WORD - Race, perception and consequence become the center point of three lives, as Judge Douglas Matthews can no longer overlook his actions from the bench.

A FERRY TALE - This short film is about a father and his two autistic children. They get on ferry in a wintry day. They meet with some disappointing incidents in their short trip. Due to some impatient passengers' reactions to his children's unintentional actions, father feels sad and loses his hope.

KIT’S PATH - Kit found a way to give health to herself and other Asian ladies of a certain age— line dancing! But she and her cohorts needed a place to dance outdoors where they were from the light of a glaring sun. What would the answer be?

THE SNAG - When Camille meet Etienne, there is something more than usual. But she has a secret which will ruin everything between them : she has HIV. When she runs away and then he catches her, the complicity turned to a lack of understanding. Despite their shared desire, those two hearts will hurt each other.

Sounds from the Backyards - is a gritty, DIY, short documentary about the backyard music scene in Los Angeles.

CRITICAL MISSING - recaps the events in the life of 13 year old Nisha before she ends up missing

R.V - R.V represents ALL WOMEN. At the end of the day whether you are Black/White, Rich/Poor, Liberal/Conservative, it doesn’t matter. Human experience is universal, and art/storytelling has the power to connect all people. Co-Directed by Will Hawkes and Melissa Center

The Girl in the Blue Bra - In the midst of the 2011 Egyptian protests, a sheltered young woman is forced out of her comfort zone and into the increasingly hostile streets of revolutionary Cairo.

KEIN HEIMAT FILM - The film tells the stories of people who have fled and whose path lead them to a emergency accommodation of a small community in Münsterland in 2015. It'll take several months until they'll be able to finally start a new life in Germany.

LEGACY - Zuri is the descendant of a powerful people. Ripped from her ancestry will she use her power to heal, as is the way of her people, or to hurt, as she has learned from the society surrounding her.

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