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55th AAFF DVD - Volume 10

55th AAFF DVD - Volume 10

SKU: 364215376135191

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Commodity City | Jessica Kingdon        

Brooklyn, NY | 2017 | 11 min

Commodity City is an observational documentary exploring the daily lives of vendors who work in the largest wholesale consumer market in the world: the Yiwu Markets in China. The film explores moments of tension between commerce and individuality, between the goods for sale and the humans who sell them.


Walk For Me | Elegance Bratton

New York, NY | 2016 | 12 min

Walk For Me is a contemporary coming out story set in present day New York City. Hassan Kendricks is a conflicted teenager torn between his devotion to his single mother and his desire to Vogue, as Hanna Continental, her true self.


Mind Frame | Jake Fried

Boston, MA | 2016 | 1 min

Hand-drawn animation with ink, white-out, and coffee.


The Interior | Jonathan Rattner

USA / Canada | 2015 | 22 min

January, the Alaskan Interior, 56 dogs, four humans, five hours of sunlight. This observational work —shot on both 16mm and digital video— is a sensory journey that follows Brent Sass, an award-winning dog musher, and his community of dogs living in isolation in the rural inland of Alaska.


Pokey Pokey | Junjie Zhang

Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong/Los Angeles, USA | 2015 | 7 min

A father starts a journey to figure out the best way to protect his son from seeing the filthiness of this crime-ridden city.


Sleeping With the Devil | Alisa Yang

Los Angeles, CA | 2016 | 16 min

Based on a recorded Skype exorcism and found footage, the filmmaker confronts her past growing up in the Evangelical prophetic and deliverance ministry.


Absence of Memory | Rita Piffer

Uruguay/Brazil | 2016 | 12 min

A short poetic documentary portrait about an 80-year-old woman’s recollections of her life and loss during migration between Brazil and Uruguay.


Xylophone | Jennifer Levonian

Philadelphia, PA | 2016 | 9 min

In the cutout animation Xylophone, we follow the path of a sleep-deprived pregnant woman, ambivalent towards the routines of middle class life, who, along with her rambunctious daughter, impulsively steals a goat from a petting zoo. Chaos and freedom ensue.


DVD Collection

All participating filmmakers on Volume 10 receive income from each DVD sold. Films in this collection screened at the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival in March 2017.


DVD Credits

Programmed by Katie McGowan; Cover Design by goodgood; Case Design by Joanie Wind; DVD Authoring by Tom Bray; DVD Replication by A to Z Media; Special Thanks: Shudi Zheng, Allison Buck, Martin Thoburn, Joanie Wind and Potter-Belmar Labs.

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