Masha

Narrative Shorts: Immigration Stories

Tales from around the globe about people seeking — but not always finding — better lives in new countries.

103 minutes 8 Films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available Only in MO/IL

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy

Directed by
Fredgy Noël
2020
11 minutes
English, Haitian & Spanish
Marie and David compete for a lucrative cotton-candy route that will allow them to send money to their respective home countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but the conflict eventually leads to a recognition of shared challenges.
Cranberry Nights

Cranberry Nights

Directed by
Sara Robin
2020
16 minutes
English & Spanish
Juana's life is uprooted when her friend unwittingly reveals the secret that she's undocumented.
Green Grass

Green Grass

Directed by
Michael Greco
2020
8 minutes
No Dialogue
Two hopeful migrants make an arduous journey only to discover that their destination may no longer offer them a better life.
havana

Havana

Directed by
Faith Strongheart
2019
12 minutes
Chinese & English

In Cuba in the 1970s, immigration officer Antonio sells exit visas illegally at exorbitant prices, but that's not his only secret: He's also hiding his homosexuality.

masha

Masha

Directed by
Krzysztof Chodorowski
2020
13 minutes
Polish & Russian

Vera, a Ukrainian woman working illegally in a Polish factory, tries to help Masha, a friend who suffered an accident at work.