Synopsis & Film Details
Shorts Program 1
Fresno Film Festival: Short Film Category
- Saturday, April 19, 2008
- 1:30 p.m.
- The Tower Theatre
- 815 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno [map]
THE CAVE: AN ADAPTATION OF PLATO’S ALLEGORY IN CLAY
USA, Michael Ramsay
3 minutes, English
An excerpt from Plato’s Republic, the ‘Allegory of the Cave’ is a classic commentary on the human condition. Adapted and brought to life by shooting over 4,000 still photographs of John Grigsby’s wonderful claymation.
UK, Kevin Markwick
15 minutes, English
Lullaby is the story of a mother’s love for an unborn child and how the time has come to leave the memories safely behind and move on.
USA, Rain Breaw
15 minutes, English
1992, San Diego. Sann who survived Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge as a boy is still tormented by his memories of the killing fields. He copes with his anger and confusion by painting elaborate and violent graffiti murals on a city underpass.
USA, Jo Meuris
2 minutes, English
A little old lady gets mugged by a man on a bicycle. When she realizes that there is no one around to help her, she decides to take matters into her own hands. It’s a good thing Granny knows Parkour!
UK, Martin Gauvreau
12 minutes, English
Joy and pain go hand in hand when an angelic being is delivered the box of eternity and subjected to the fateful decision of the gods.
USA, Betty Lee Kim
13 minutes, English
Until 9/11, Yasin Zaki, 10, lived an ordinary life with his Jordanian-born parents in Southern California. After the attack, Yasin’s life is turned upside down when the FBI arrests his father in a terrifying early morning raid. Still suffering from the trauma of his father’s detention, Yasin’s misfortunes are compounded when he is tormented at school.
USA, Singeli Agnew, and Joshua Fisher
26 minutes, English
This film follows the journey of one commercial beekeeper – third-generation beekeeper Jeff Anderson – from the honey harvest on the High Plains to the warm winter-feeding grounds of California. It also explores the history of human interaction with bees, a story that reflects the development of agriculture. In ancient Egypt beekeepers floated their clay hives down the Nile to some of the first irrigated fields; in the 21st century, professional bee brokers help balance the rising costs of maintaining hives with increasing demand from big agriculture.
Part of the 4th Fresno Film Festival (2008).