2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20


Sunday, March 13
10:15AM - 11:57AM

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An interracial couple faces social tensions in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The film follows the perspective of Harpreet, a young Sikh-American man, as he cautiously navigates a sudden climate of fear and dangerous assumptions.

Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English and Punjabi
Year: 2016
Runtime: 9min

Director: Javian Ashton Le

Producer: Mimi Jeffries, Joseph Mazzella

Screenwriter: Javian Ashton Le

Cinematographer: Ray Levé

Editor: Javian Ashton Le

Sound Designer: Ryan Billia

Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Jessica Harrison, Co-Producers: JD Singh, Peter Chapman, Production Sound: Wolf Snyder, Gaffer: Michael Keane

Principal Cast: Sathya Sridharan, Olivia Gilliatt, Moti Margolin, Andrew Maclarty, Paul Karamjeet S. Selhi, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Kristin Devlin


Javian is a New York-based filmmaker. In addition to writing and directing, he has produced several award-winning short films. Javian also works as a post-production supervisor, most recently on Johnny Ma's LAO SHI (2016 Berlinale Forum) and Josh Locy's HUNTER GATHERER (2016 SXSW Narrative Feature Competition).

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