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Alternative Realities

Some may define “reality” as everything that we pick up with our five senses: sight, touch, smell, hearing, taste. But is that all there is? In truth—reality, or the perception of it—differs from person to person and encompasses the totality of all things known and unknown. These shorts transport us to realities similar and different from our own.

Program curated by Selena Yip

LIVE Q&A on 11/07 at 2:15 P.M. EST

In this program

The Discovery

Directed by Jill Von Dae

Captain Esson Halser is alone on Planet Aurelia, Earth’s nearest inhabited planet, to extract all organic life forms to send back to New Earth. Or so he thinks.


Directed by Mahin Sadri

A woman’s quiet and depressed life is suddenly disrupted by her new neighbor who has a husband and twin boys—making her think about different lives she could have had.

Kuroshio Current

Directed by Kun-Yu Lai

A Taiwanese immigrant tries to face the past he has been avoiding through an amulet.

Journey to the East

Directed by Eve Liu

A Woman with No Name retrieves her husband’s bones from a gang of mythical Chinese Cowboys.