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How Small!

Directed by Charlene Xu

A young woman reminisces about her deceased grandmother, whose volatile personality troubled and confused her as a child. Through snapshots of the young woman’s quiet childhood as a toddler, teen, and young adult, we see their bittersweet relationship shift and evolve over unspoken gestures and surreal visual metaphors.

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Sometimes our most intimate stories drift beyond casual understandings of time, transcending into something more. Like ocean waves, they ebb and flow through our daily lives arising in objects and spaces which remind us where we came from. These filmmakers tap into those tides of experience, pushing the boundaries on storytelling by rethinking, remixing, and removing the limits of genre and structure.