The Winds that Scatter, Christopher Bell, 2015, 79 minutes
Ahmad is a refugee from Syria living in the U.S. who hopes to start his own taxi service. After losing a menial job at a gas station, he attempts to navigate the American economy with optimism. Soon, however, reality sets in and he finds consistent work to be scarce. Creeping hopelessness begins to take a toll on his relationships, faith and sense of self, his dream slipping quickly from his grasp.
NOMINATED FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE – MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
Christopher Jason Bell is a producer and director, known for Bridges (2012), Mural (2008) and Bus Stop (2008).
The Northside Film Festival seeks to give emerging filmmakers a platform to showcase their work to new audiences. During the Northside DIY Film Competition submission process for short and feature films, cult film jury geniuses choose the work to be screened. Northside Film takes place during the first three days of the Northside Festival at Nitehawk Cinemas, Videology, the Wythe Hotel and UnionDocs.