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02 March Thursday

Youth Outreach: A Special Guest, In Exile, Bienvenidos, Magic Box, The Tale Teller, Hugo Bumfeldt and Returning To The Homeland: Taiwan

Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
Tale Teller


A collection of shorts: A Special Guest, In Exile, Bienvenidos, Magic Box, The Tale Teller, Hugo Bumfeldt and Returning To The Homeland: Taiwan

A Special Guest (dir. Kae Bahar)
Long held memories of grief and the ramifications of war collide when 10 year old refugee Ako is persuaded to spend an afternoon with elderly English neighbours.
Narrative Short - United Kingdom, 19:00

Bienvenidos (dir. Javier Fesser)
An amazing innovation reaches a tiny school lost in the heart of the Peruvian Andes and revolutionizes the lives of the whole community: the internet. It brings the world to their doorstep, but even more importantly, it offers the world the chance to finally discover what's happening in the remote village of Ingatambo.
Narrative Short - Peru, 27:39

Hugo Bumfeldt (dir. Éva Katinka Bognár)
Hugo is an alien boy living on a tiny far-away planet. One day he gets his first pet as a present - it's a real scuba diver taken from Earth. Swept away by his childlike excitement Hugo doesn't recognize his plaything is an actual human being.
Animated Short - Hungary, 12:02

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In Exile (dir. Alexander Curilov)
In Exile is the story of a boy who lives with his grandmother in an Eastern European village. His parents are both working abroad, so the boy is left to his own devices. He fills his time by playing in an abandoned shed on the river bank. Inside the shed he toils away at a mysterious project - a powerful‘flying machine’that would take him to his parents. This project keeps him going, until one day he makes an unexpected friend who needs his care and protection. So the boy has to choose between his all consuming dream of reuniting with his parents or taking care of another living soul.
Animated Short - Moldova, 11:00

Magic Box (dir. Raed Alshaikh)
In a very unique coincidence, a person discovers a magic box that can provide him with everything he wishes for, but, all of the sudden, his life turns into a living hell due to hands of greed.
Animated Short - Saudi Arabia, 4:00

The Tale Teller (dir. Josiah Brooks)
An old traveling storyteller enters a city with nothing to his name but the stories he has spent his life gathering, which he wishes to pass on before he dies.
Animated Short - Australia, 8:50

Returning to the Homeland: Taiwan (dir. Jeanette Lam)
Returning To The Homeland: Taiwan is a narrative short film inspired by my trip back to my mother’s homeland, Taiwan. Touched by the overwhelming love of this place, I realized its vital role as part of my life story - a story that would not be possible without, first, my mother’s story.
Documentary Short - Taiwan, 5:46


March 2
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Venue Name: Byrd Theatre
Address: 2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States

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Running Time: 90