Who Will Start Another Fire

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Director: Alex Westfall, Emily Packer, Faye Ruiz, Jermaine Manigault, Lesley Steele, Nicole Amani Magabo Kiggundu, Nicole Otero, Olive Nwosu, Peier "Tracy" Shen, Samira Saraya Run Time: 130 min. Format: Online Virtual Ticket Release Year: 2021

An omnibus film featuring nine works by emerging filmmakers of color, Who Will Start Another Fire is the inaugural project of Dedza Films, a distribution initiative focused on showcasing underrepresented communities and the next wave of international storytellers.

Like Flying 
15 Minutes / USA / 2020
Directed by Peier Tracy Shen
A young Chinese-American girl navigates her childhood through her parents’ broken relationship.

Family Tree 
17 Minutes / Uganda / 2020
Directed by Nicole Amani Magabo Kiggundu
We meet Nagawa, an 8 year old, whose day is almost like any other.  When her mother Margaret picks up Nagawa from school, she doesn’t have the heart to tell her daughter that her beloved father has been in a terrible accident.

Troublemaker 
11 Minutes / Nigeria / 2019
Directed by Olive Nwosu
Obi is hot, bored, and desperate for something to do. When his best friend, Emeka, gives him a packet of firecrackers, the boys decide to have some fun.

Polygraph
20 Minutes / Israel / 2020
Directed by Samira Saraya
Based on a true story, Yasmine, an openly lesbian Arab nurse living in Tel Aviv, finds out that her lover Or, an intelligence officer in the Israeli army, has been reporting on their relationship. 

The Lights Are On, No One’s Home 
10 Minutes / USA / 2020
Directed by Faye Ruiz
Mar, a trans woman who left home years ago, returns to her old neighborhood to find her childhood home. Upon her return, she’s confronted with the changes that gentrification has brought to the place she once knew so well. 

By Way of Canarsie
14 Minutes / USA / 2020
Directed by Lesley Steele & Emily Packer
A wandering portrait of an oft-neglected shoreline community, By Way of Canarsie imagines possible futures at odds with a peaceful present. 

The Rose of Manila
12 Minutes / Philippines / 2020
Directed by Alex Westfall
An imagining of the formative years of Imelda Marcos, who, as one half of the Marcos regime, would become infamous for embezzling billions from the country to sustain her extravagant lifestyle.

Slip 
11 Minutes / USA / 2019
Directed by Nicole Otero
A woman arrives home at the end of a regular day, but as she begins to turn in for the night, she is overcome with a sense of restlessness. 

Not Black Enough 
19 Minutes / USA / 2020
Directed by Jermaine Manigault
A young African-American man struggling to find his identity within his community meets a persuasive relic of the past.

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