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
S.A.V.E WorldScene Film Fesival Best of the Fest WINNER - Feeling Through (USA
Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 9am – Cook County Jail
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
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
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.