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Revisiting Landscapes: Children’s Perspectives

Children observe and listen to those around them. But their understanding of a situation doesn’t always align with that of adults. In these shorts, filmmakers tap into the unique emotional and psychological perspectives of young people to tell their stories. What does it feel like to be bullied by your classmates? to struggle against the forces of unforgiving climates? How can a person hold onto a sense of self against the pressures of culture and tradition? Glimpse the world anew through this shorts program!

Program curated by Chen-Yi Wu.

Pre-recorded Q&A available with rental.

In this program

First Period

Directed by Julianna Romero

After a catholic middle schooler gets bullied about her period, her friend consoles her about accepting menstruation as a normal part of their lives. THROUGH SONG!

My Grandmother is an Egg

Directed by Wu-Ching Chang

As a child, the director’s grandmother was given to another family to be raised as a future daughter-in-law. The fragility and resilience of the director’s grandmother who faced oppression from unjust Confucian traditions in Asia.

Young People, Old People, & Nothing in Between

Directed by Parida Tantiwasadakran

7-year-old Juice has one mission this year: to help Grandma Lovely retain as many memories as possible in order to halt the onset of her early dementia.

A Roadside Banquet

Directed by Peiqi Peng

An eleven years old Chinese girl turns into a feather duster at her baby brother’s first birthday party, soon after learning her parents only ever wanted a boy.

White Grass

Directed by Justin Kim WooSŏk

In Mongolia, Munkhjargal dreams of following in both her father’s footsteps as a horse trainer. Unfortunately, her entire way of life is threatened by an increasingly common phenomenon of extreme and unrelenting cold known as dzuds.


Directed by Abbas Taheri, Mahdieh Toosi

Under constant pressure from her ex-husband, Nazanin should turn their child – Aban, nine years old – away from a very driven feminine taste. One day, Aban goes to the hospital thinking of undergoing life-changing surgery.