opening night film: coming home
86 MINUTES | 2015 | IN FOCUS: USA | CANADIAN PREMIERE | FILMMAKER(S): VIKO NIKCI
Viko Nikci’s first documentary tells the powerful story of a man wrongfully accused of attempted murder desperately trying to reconnect with his teenage daughter. After serving 13 years in prison and being a model inmate, Angel Cordero has every right to be angry and want to clear his name (to this day he has still not been exonerated). But what he wants most in life, the love of his daughter, still eludes him. This truly human story of a man and his love for family breaks the heart.
SHORT FILM: THE BOX
5 MINUTES | 2014 | IN FOCUS: USA | CANADIAN PREMIERE | FILMMAKER(S): MICHAEL I SCHILLER
Michael Schiller's animation brings to life Ismael Nazario's harrowing account of the devastating effects of solitary confinement on youth inmates.