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We at the Radical Frame Film Festival are proud to announce the eighth edition of SHORT FILM SERIES – Berlin, Germany. We are happy to present original and exciting short films movies from different countries. Some of these films have received awards in prestigious international festivals and most of them have not been shown in Germany before. The 2020 SHORT FILM SERIES - Berlin dates are 24 and 25 of March, 2020 with screenings at the Lichtblick Kino.(Kastanienallee 77, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg 10435, Berlin, Germany +49 030 44 05 8179) http://www.lichtblick-kino.org/ All films are in original version with English subtitles. Film Schedule and Dates: March 24, 2020: 18:30 hr 1. Retratos de mi Madre (Portraits of my Mother) Germany, Mexico, USA 2019 11 min Director: Tavo Ruiz Through her narration, my mother confesses to me what she remembers from the moment she was raped as a child. By painfully recalling this traumatic event, she reflects on the sexual abuse of children and the scars that these events leave in a person's life. 2. Manen France 2018 4 min Directors: Thomas Anglade, Maxime Announ, Lucie Dessertine, Estelle Saint-Jours Sergio, an elderly and solitary fisherman, will pull out all the stops to take revenge on a pelican. 3. Marisol USA 2019 15 min Director: Zoe Salicrup Junco When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare. 4. Erdbewegungen (Deep Down Digger) Germany 2019 8 min Director: Marie Christin König Hannah begrudgingly starts working for Eli, the caretaker of a cemetery. Faced with Eli’s quirkiness, Hannah feels uneasy at first. But soon a trusting relationship starts to form. At this peaceful place, surrounded by death, Hannah is able to find some life. 5. Brooklyn Park USA 2019 15 min Director: Nikola Duravcevic Chronicling a single night in the life of Somali rideshare driver Abdi, Brooklyn Park is a modern day immigrant tale that explores alienation, grief, and transcendence. 6. One Word UK 2015 17 min Director: Caleb Shaffer Short film about a struggling young African Refugee adapting to life in the UK, who uses art to find his voice. March 25, 2020: 18:30 hr 1. Codinome Breno (Code Name Breno) Brazil 2018 20 min Director: Manoel Batista Memory has drawers that hide parts of our past, but fear and longing keep us from accessing them. To reconstruct the mosaic of family memories, Manoel searches through the origin of his brother's name. The search for the name ends by unveiling passages of the military dictatorship in Brazil. 2. Il Grande Presidente (The Great President) Italy 2019 6 min Director: Giovanni Basso After the last political elections, during a family reunion two twin brothers face the secret that binds their destiny to the future of the Country. 3. Sangro (I Bleed) Brazil 2019 7 min Directors: Thiago Minamisawa, Bruno H. Castro Brilliant visual language is employed to describe the fate of an individual with HIV and the special role played by society’s fears concerning the virus. 4. I am Mackenzie USA 2019 20 min Director: Artemis Anastasiadou A coming of age drama about adolescence and the feeling of not belonging; the feeling of being an alien to your home, your peers, your body, your gender. 5. The Dishwasher USA 2019 13 min Directors: Nick Hartanto, Sam Roden A chef at a fine dining restaurant in New York City asks a Mexican dishwasher to find good tortillas. 6. Bebaak (Defiance) India 2018 21 min Director: Shazia Iqbal Fatin wants to be an architect. Realizing her dream depends on receiving a scholarship that requires that she cover her head.