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DC/DOX Film Festival 2024

Shorts Program: The Ties that Bind

Sunday, June 16
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg Center

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

Shorts Program: The Ties that Bind

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, as Tolstoy writes. In these stories, a son bravely confronts his parents’ denial surrounding his childhood trauma. A mother tries to make up for the gaps of time with her son, whom she rarely sees in a lodging center attached to a women’s prison. A grandson learns of his beloved grandfather’s ailments over WhatsApp. The universality of family finds specificity in these stories.