Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi travels across the United States chronicling the unprecedented social and political upheaval of 2020 as it unfolds. From political rallies, environmental protests, Black Lives Matter marches and the still-developing Covid-19 crisis, Americans on both sides of the political divide react to events that have defined this turbulent year.
Each screening of AMERICAN SELFIE will be followed by the short documentary A LIFE TOO SHORT
Produced by Academy-Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and directed by Safyah Usmani and Saad Zuberi, A LIFE TOO SHORT examines the startling tragedy behind the killing of Pakistani activist and social media star, Qandeel Baloch. A vocal, provocative proponent of women’s rights and freedom of expression, Qandeel challenged conventional ideas with her open exclamations of women’s equality and sexuality. Her bravery and outspokenness ended in chilling violence that reverberates around the world. As a result of her murder, an amendment to Pakistani law regarding “honor killings” was passed, making it so that killers could not go free.