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Four Short Films

Part of Women With Vision 2004

The Critical Path

Directed by Benita Raphan

In 1927, Buckminster Fuller was on the verge of suicide when it suddenly dawned on him that his existence was one small part of a larger dimension. He then devoted the rest of his life to the care and preservation of the universe. 2003, U.S., color, video, 13 minutes.


Directed by Gini Reticker and Sandy McLeod

A Ghanaian woman seeking asylum in America, caught with a false passport, tells of her mistreatment at her father’s hands as she waits in detention for a ruling on her case. Nominated for this year’s Academy Award for short documentary. 2003, U.S., color, 35mm, 20 minutes.

Summer of the Serpent

Introduced by director Kimi Takesue

Eight-year-old Juliette sits at the side of the local pool, expecting to spend another lonely
summer day, when an surprising newcomer arrives. 2004, U.S., color, 35mm, 27 minutes.


Introduced by director Sayer Frey and producer Shelli Ainsworth

A busy career woman (Eleanor Mondale) learns some valuable life lessons from the Somali woman (Fatuma Said) who cleans her office. 2004, U.S., color, video, 30 minutes.


Women with Vision is made possible by generous support from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. Opening night is made possible by General Mills. Additional support for Girls in the Director’s Chair is provided by the Minnesota Historical Society. Teen Programs are made possible by generous support from the Surdna Foundation and Best Buy Children’s Foundation.

Walker Without Walls is made possible by generous support from Target.