516 ARTS, in partnership with the Guild Cinema and the Feminist Border Arts Film Festival (FBAFF) at NMSU, presents a series of short films by student, independent and professional filmmakers, domestic and international. Shakti Bhagchandani, director of LostFound, described FBAFF programming as “nuanced, complex, uplifting jewels that explore issues such as the coming-ofage of transgender identities, the pain and secrecy of sexual violence, the infinite difficulties faced by undocumented immigrants, and the injustice endured by women in societies from all over the world.” FBAFF producers are presenting a “best of” retrospective for this incarnation, celebrating the Festival’s fiveyear history. Laura Anh Williams, Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at NMSU, will introduce the films. Special thanks to Rich Henrich and -FilmIndie.tv.
Drum Wave, 2018, directed by Natalie Erika James (Australia)
Al Ghorba, 2018, (animated) directed by Alia Hijaab (Canada)
LostFound, 2016, directed by Shakti Bhagchandani (U.S.)
Òsùn’s òpárá: When Everything is Born, 2018, (stop-motion animation) directed by Pâmela Peregrino (Brazil)
The Etiquette of American Massacres, 2018, directed by Alexandria Searls (U.S.)
Bajo el Agua, directed by Fernando Galindo (Mexico)