TICHO by Adriana Ronquillo
Ticho is a story of a young man who descends to the depths of the Earth. It is the story of love and innocence as they face the absurdity of violence, and of the conflictive relationship between humans and nature. As we accompany Ticho on his journey, we will find the madness that grows underneath the piling wreckage of progress.
Taxi Sister by Theresa Traoré Dahlberg
Boury is a female taxi driver in Dakar, Senegal. She leads a busy life full of drama, and constantly grapples with society’s archaic views on women. The film is based on the Taxi Sister project, which was started by the Senegalese state in 2007 to encourage female entrepreneurs. Ten women were offered the opportunity to get a drivers' license and buy a car on credit. Today, there are fifteen women taxi drivers in Dakar, which is nothing compared to the fifteen thousand male taxi drivers.
Rupture by Yassmina Karajah
Introducing a cast of first time actors and survivors of war who channel their personal experiences of loss and new beginnings through a fictional narrative, Rupture follows the journey of four Arab teens on their quest to find the local public pool in their new Canadian city.