• The History of Us

    93 minutes |

From personal to shared histories, this collection of films looks at the things that shape us—the politics, the moments, the people.


June 21, 2019 11:00 AM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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Short Films

Ale y Yose

Two undocumented friends struggle with the reality of an unknown future, reimagining what it means to be a teenage girl in the U.S.

Double Exposed

The filmmaker lays out the brief history of her family over images from a double-exposed 8mm home movie shot by her grandfather.

Far From Past

A filmmaker attempts to come to terms with her grandmother's past as a member of a German-speaking community in Hungary during World War II. Through dialogue characterized by friction and intimacy, they reveal the way families pass on their history from one generation to the next, and how it works its way into the core of relationships.

I Am My Own Mother

An adopted woman on the cusp of childbirth reinserts herself back into the life of her biological mother and siblings, unsettling the entire family unit.


A man remembers his childhood memory of growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently?

This Is Not a (Iranian) Film

Building on excerpts from letters, cellphone videos and official archives, an Iranian filmmaker questions the relationship between past and present.

film details

Running Time: 93 minutes

2019 ShortFest Archive