Rites and Wrongs
- Shorts Programs
- 76 mins
A cup of coffee in the morning. Praying to your ancestors. Saying grace. A 17-step skin care routinue. We all have rituals to get us through our days. But what happens when our faith, either in ourselves or a higher power, intersects with a difficult decision?
Folks who (still) believe in The Secret and are guided by the Universe, friends who book sound baths together, everyday existentialists who do breathwork in bridge traffic at rush hour, and those who believe in the power of prayer.
Community Partners: Kearny Street Workshop
In this program
Directed by Hrishi Bardhan
Amidst moving homes, a superstitious Indian American girl struggles to bury her pet bird in fear of it coming to haunt her.
Directed by Ilnaz Kheyrkhah
A young school boy is inadvertently roped into helping a dying woman with her last will and testament.
Directed by Shruti Parekh
An immigrant taxi driver in upstate New York and a queer, undocumented couple seeking refuge in Canada find themselves at odds in their shared pursuit of a better life.
Directed by Chung Fan Lam
A gambling addict loses everything, incuding his grip on reality, at the card table.
Directed by Jiin Oh
How far would you go to get your crush’s attention?
THE OLD YOUNG CROW
Directed by Liam LoPinto
A lonely, young Iranian boy befriends an old Japanese woman who helps him find home in the his new country.