MIND THE GAP
Total program 80 minutes
Eight short films that empower and inspire. How to Be at Home (Andrea Dorfman, 5 min): An animated poem reflects on coping with isolation during the pandemic. Close Ties to Home Country (Akanksha Cruczynski, 15 min): An immigrant dog-walker finds connection in the hearts of the wealthy pets she cares for. Generation Impact: The Coder (Samantha Knowles, 7 min): A 13-year-old girl designs and builds a mobile app to help kids stay connected to their incarcerated parents. Proof of Loss (Katherine Fisher, 14 min): When a fire takes their home, a father and daughter must salvage what remains: each other. When You Clean a Stranger’s Home (Sharon Arteaga, 7 min): A first-generation high-schooler describes what she and her mom learn about people when cleaning their homes. Between the Lines: Liz at Large (Abi Cole, 5 min): An artist becomes the first Black woman cartoonist in The New Yorker’s history. Wearable Tracy (Emily McAllister, 12 min): A Bronx woman’s social experiment connects her with fellow New Yorkers who might otherwise be strangers. To the Future, With Love (Shaleece Haas & Hunter Jimenez, 7 min): A nonbinary trans teen animates a self-portrait of feeling caught between family expectations and personal dreams.