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The Lost

Neil M. Paik
United States, 2017, 22 min.

In English.
Includes violence.

A highly publicized protest altercation is played out from three differing points of view. A modern-day take on Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, the film is an exploration of perspective and what it means in our modern culture, one in which truth is often obscured by sensation and communication by outrage.

Director's Statement

Introducing characters of varied life experiences, THE LOST explores the complexities of relations between citizens and law enforcement, the role of technology in influencing social concerns, and the immigrant experience in America. Our intent was to tell a story that didn't champion any particular politics or point of view, but presented a complex world that reflects our own - where there are no easy answers and no singular version of truth. It was also a meditation on being an American in 2017, trying to make sense of the world and struggling to overcome our barriers to connect more deeply with others.

Category: Drama, Festival Alum.
Themes: Community, Immigration, Media, Technology, Human Rights.

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