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FRIDAY JULY 26, 1:00 PM 
PROGRAM 47

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Deep Into the Forest
USA / Drama / 18 minutes

Director: Xinhao "Violet" Lu

Writer: Xinhao "Violet" Lu, April Yixiao Peng

Producer: Zhuoran Xiao, Zitian "Zora" Zhang

Cast: Jack Wang

A talented young athlete pressured to compete in a national competition with an injured foot makes a surprising decision.

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Life Agreement
China / Drama / 10 minutes

Director/Writer: Lu Li

Producer: Kunyang Chen

A terminally ill woman faces a chance that can make her alive, but she has to decide whether to sign a special agreement with a man with leukemia.

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Dandelion
China / Drama / 10 minutes

Director/Writer: Miao Chen

Producer: Xuanying Lai

Cast: Junyan Wan

During the 1937 Nanking Massacre in World War II China, when confronted with Japanese soldiers, Shuhua and three other Chinese girls have to decide which one of them is going to stay as the comfort woman so that the others can escape.

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Rice, Ribs, and Tea
USA / Drama / 6 minutes

Director/Writer: Lenti Liang

Producer: Mark Sanchez

Cast: Weiwei Meng, Xiaozhe Liu

In 'Rice, Ribs and Tea,' a Chinese couple's wedding anniversary takes an unexpected turn when the husband forgets the special day. As disappointment looms, the wife discovers that love isn't about grand celebrations, but the small gestures of caring in everyday life.

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Lie By The Sea
USA / Drama / 13 minutes

Director: She He

A mail carrier meets an old woman living next to a lighthouse, and discovers that she and him share similar stories, leading him to choose between telling and accepting the ugly truth or telling a kind lie.

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About Us
USA / Comedy / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Tianyu Shi

Producer: Redd Coltrane

Cast: Zihan Zhao, Rena Wang, Haibin Li

Nannan figures out what to do with the discovery that her dad has a second family.

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Ministry of Loneliness
USA / Drama / 24 minutes

Director: Randa Ali

Writer: Sonia Gonzalez

Producer: Jenae "Nae" Talison, Morgan Goldstein

Cast: Samuel Code, Dion Cortez, Caledonia Wilson

Bureaucrats at the ministry of loneliness spend their days answering calls from citizens suffering from isolation.

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