WorldScene Film Festival

Movies that matter…chosen by  inmates at Cook County Jail

6 Powerful Films from 4 Countries

Through My Eyes

 The “Through My Eyes” program was curated by detainees ages 18-25 in the Sheriff’s Anti-Violence Effort (SAVE) at Cook County Jail.  The program showcases poignant short films with unique life perspectives, including the world premiere of More Than a Uniform, produced by detainees participating in the WorldScene program.  More information on the WorldScene Film Festival Residency

WorldScene Participants and ICMC Staff Michelle Zaladonis and Joseph Lewis

S.A.V.E WorldScene Film Fesival Best of the Fest WINNER - Feeling Through (USA

Director Doug Roland
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Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 9am – Cook County Jail

2700 S. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60608

Saturday, September 10, 2022

625 N. Kingsbury St. Chicago, IL 60654

Tickets: Free – $10 Suggested Donation

6:00 pm – Opening Reception

7:00 pm – Screening of Through My Eyes

The Films

Selling Rosario

USA, 2014, 16 min

Directed by: Iana Simeonov, Michael Winokur

A young girl growing up in a migrant labor camp dreams of a better and more beautiful world. Her family and friends have a plan to help! In English.


Ghana, 2019, 15 min.

Directed by: Amartei Armar

Two orphaned brothers, Owusu, 10 and Gyasi, 5, who feel trapped in their orphanage, but find comfort in their bond. Their lives are turned upside down when Owusu finds out his younger brother has been selected for adoption by an American family. In English and Asante Twi with English subtitles.

In Other Words

USA, 2019, 7 min.

Directed by: Lola Blanc

Two former lovers meet and try to navigate a tricky transition out of the hopes and dreams of romance. In English.

Don’t Go Through San Bernadino

Mexico, 2017, 19 mins

Directed by: Hugo Magaña

Going through government institutions and social organizations, Ligia, a mourning mother, searches for answers to her son’s death. In Spanish with English subtitles.

I Am Sami

USA/Kurdistan, 2014, 15 mins

Living in a war zone, 10 year old Sami is forced to take decisions beyond his understanding, decisions that could deprive him of his childhood and change his life forever. In English

Feeling Through

USA, 2020, 20 mins

Directed by Doug Roland

A young man living rough helps a blind-deaf man who he meets on the street.  Academy Award nominated film features the first blind-deaf actor ever cast in a movie. In English.

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