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SpOtlightOn: Zero

Posted on : 16-02-2011 | By : dbiff | In : Dawn Breakers News

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Zero, a film by Christopher Kezelos, portrays the issues of prejudice in society. It is an animation about people being classified in numbers – a symbol of one’s status. Zero, the lead character, is an outcast his whole life and struggles to find his place in the world he lives in; along the way, he meets another Zero and the story unfolds. This film is about showing courage, hope, and the power of love. Overall, the graphics are astounding, the animation was very “cute”, and the film grasps the soul.

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SpOtlightOn: A Cut Above

Posted on : 09-02-2011 | By : dbiff | In : Dawn Breakers News

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A Cut Above, by Alessandro Piedimonte, is about aging, death, the after-life, love, loneliness, hope, marriage and spirituality. It shows an elderly man closing up his barbershop when he comes across pictures of his deceased wife. As he gazes at the pictures, he reminisces about the wonderful times he had with her and cries. He is so sad and lonely and wishes and hopes to see her again. Overall, this film is very touching and sad – yet, happy at the same time.

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SpOtlightOn: Laredo

Posted on : 02-02-2011 | By : dbiff | In : Dawn Breakers News

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2009 Los Angeles Film Festival - Shorts Program 2

Laredo, a film by Topaz Adizes, is about the ethics of illegal immigrants living and working in the US. In this film, a Texan named Sam is training Juan to fix pay phones in Laredo, Texas. As Sam gets to know Juan, he starts suspecting that Juan is an undocumented worker. This film addresses the notion of people being racist against their own kind and what is fair and just and what is not in the society we live in. Overall, this film opens our eyes to one of the main causes of disunity in society today – and perhaps a lesson as to how to become better.