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The Gift

Directed by Farbod Ardebili (6 min.)
Friday 10:30 am
"The Gift" is a short science fiction / horror film that explores the darker sides of human nature and how catastrophic events can occur when a climate of fear is cultivated. It is set in the near future after alien ships appear in the skies above Earth's major cities, throwing the world into chaos. But instead of destroying the planet or invading, the aliens do... nothing. They simply hover in place. For years. Silent. Inscrutable. Unable to determine the alien's motivations or why they refuse to make contact, the media feeds the planet a steady diet of fear, uncertainty and doubt. When the alien's true intentions are finally revealed, an unspeakable tragedy unfolds.