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The Magic Shoes

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Sahand Nikoukar / Short Narrative / United States of America / 2015 / 18 min / Colour / DCP2K / In English, Farsi / Arabic, English subtitles / MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


In 1992, all the cool kids wore Air Jordans. Named after the famous basketball player Michael Jordan, these sneakers were said to have special powers – on the court they helped you jump and on the schoolyard they made you popular. The new kid, Omid, who has recently moved to the United States from Iran, thinks these mythical shoes are the best way to fit in. But, as the young boy learns, there is no magical shortcut to making friends.

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