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VTFF: Short Film Showcase

(2015, 95 mins)
Classification: 19+


Dec 05 12:15 pm


Salı / DIR: Ziya Demirel / Turkey / 2015 / 12 min (Turkish with English subtitles)

Having garnered much acclaim as part of the official competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Ziya Demirel’s short film TUESDAY takes a glimpse at a young girl’s experience of Istanbul, encountering three different men as she goes to school, plays basketball and take a bus

on the way home.


Une Toile D’Araignée /DIR: Hüseyin Aydin Gürsoy / France/Belgium / 17 min (French & Turkish with English subtitles)

The Spider’s Web is the touching story of Hakan, a young, reticent painter who works alongside his father in construction projects. Stuck in limbo between following his own heart and his father’s career demands, one day he finally decides to confront his father following a rather uncanny twist of fate.


Dondurma/DIR: Serhat Karaaslan/Turkey/2014/16 min (Kurdish with Turkish & English subtitles)

An eccentric ice cream peddler strolls into an isolate village on his motorbike as children frolick frantically behind him. As the gregarious salesman scoops, recollecting stories from old days past, the towns children take turns bringing him various curiosities, in kind. The spirited yet mischevious Rojhat however, must go the extra mile to land his delight. Featuring exquisite hand-held camerawork and photographed against an idllyic background, Serhat Karaaslan’s Ice-Cream is

anything but cold.


DIR: Orhan Ince / Turkey / 2014 / 19 min (Turkish with English subtitles)

Hailed as one of the finest short films to ever come out of Turkey, in ADEM BASARAN masterful filmmaker Orhan Ince invites us into the life of a Kurdish family in the aftermath of their forced migration to the big city in 1993. The absence of a patriarch and the advent of changing living conditions will force the family, especially the eldest, to adapt to this new life.


Patika / DIR: Onur Yağız / Turkey - France / 2013 / 22 min (Turkish with English subtitles)

A touching story of a 10-year old boy, Yashar, and his father who must travel the same country road taking turns on their only bike which keeps them apart. One day however, Yashar decides the bike won’t ride anywhere anymore.


Program Running Time 72 min.

Nov 28 03:00 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Michael Graziano
(USA, 2014, 72 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

80 years ago antibiotics revolutionized medicine. Only now are we realizing the potentially catastrophic consequences of these miracle drugs. The question is: have we reached a point where we must save antibiotics to save ourselves?

Documentary followed by panel discussion.


(2014, 72 mins, Blu-ray Disc)
FEATURING Avinash Kar, Dan Glickman


Nov 28 03:00 pm

Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s and their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and profoundly impacted everything from agriculture to war. After less than 80 years, however, these miracle drugs are failing. Resistant infections kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year and there are now dozens of so-called Superbugs each with its own challenges and costs. How did this happen? Using microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights Resistance clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how we got to this point, and what we can do to turn the tide.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

"Everything you need to know about antibiotic abuse." LV Anderson, Slate