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TAFF Narrative Shorts

  • Circle Cinema, Theater 3 10 S Lewis Ave Tulsa, OK, 74104 United States (map)

Mni Wiconi: Water is Life

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Narrative short / Runtime: 3 Mins / Latino, Native American
Directed by Miguel Antonio Genz, Jeremias Galante

SYNOPSIS: A haunting, yet beautiful, animation that illustrates, without words, the link between the fossil fuel industry and climate change.

The Tattooed Heart

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Narrative short / Runtime: 9 Mins
Directed by Sheldon Wong Schwartz

SYNOPSIS: A creative writing teacher at a juvenile detention center makes a terrible discovery when she decides to investigate the claims of her troubled student.


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Narrative short / Runtime: 8 Mins
Directed by Naveen Chaubal

SYNOPSIS: A boy breaks free from his routine to chase a peculiar dream: competitive bus racing.

Nora Ephron Goes To Prison

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Narrative short / Runtime: 8 Mins
Directed by Hannah Elless

SYNOPSIS: Two women in prison forge a bond and find an escape in their love of Nora Ephron movies.

The Spirit Seam

Narrative short / Runtime: 15 Mins
Directed by Ashley Gerst

SYNOPSIS: The story of Pollywog and her Pap-Paw, this charming animation uses a variety of techniques to give a glimpse of life in a 1950s Appalachian coal-mining town.

Ni De Aqui, Ni De Alla

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Narrative short / Runtime: 13 Mins / Latino, LGBTQ
Directed by Carlos Valdivia

SYNOPSIS: One week before an interview at a prestigious firm, a student's financial aid is cut, putting his plans in jeopardy.

Life's Opportunities

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Narrative short / Runtime: 4:56 Min / African-American
Directed by Rock White

SYNOPSIS: A woman fights boredom and tiredness while waiting for the train in this cinematic parable.


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Narrative short / Runtime: 21 Min
Directed by Cameron Watson

SYNOPSIS: In 1977, an IRS agent is sent to a small town in the Mojave desert to investigate the disappearance of an alleged time-traveler.

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