Shorts: FML

Short Program

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This thought-provoking program curated for a contemporary audience that lives online ponders, “Does technology rule, or rule us?”

In a future augmented by wearable tech and online dating a student must risk offline dating to connect with a mysterious profile due to a failed network in Cafe Glass. When Iranian-born Rita sets out to change her life from ordinary to extraordinary she accidentally captures the attention of a homeland security agent in Rita Mahtoubian is Not a Terrorist. One broken-hearted guy gets more than he bargained for when he tries to get over his recent breakup in The Girlfriend Experience. All the significant moments over the last twenty years in Zack’s life parallel the changing landscape of music purchasing technology in The Evolution of a Gen-X Music Purchaser. Emily is your average 26-year old who texts her friends, chats on Facebook, orders online, and uses GPS to get where she's going in Aphasia, until one day she suddenly comes face-to-face with the consequences of living a digital life. Morgan's attempt to gain attention is not appreciated in Like — he rebels, and hidden by the Internet's anonymity he goes on attack against an innocent blogger. Two housing project teens create a website for a video of a staged bus assault, and after it goes viral they receive an unusual offer in Ghettotube.