Here is the CLIFF2017 films line up that will be screened on May 27-28. To check the screening times, please view the festival program.
A small team of doctors is led by Erik Laursen and his team of indigenous missionaries throughout some of the most dangerous places in Ethiopia in order to show love and give free medical care to some of the poorest people on earth.
A lonely boy. An alley street. And a rubber ducky.
Rubber Ducky is about the innocence and beauty of childhood in contrast with the darkness of the world, and the need for family and to let go of the past. Filmed in Alaska in June 2016, one of the unique things about this project is that there’s no dialogue, and the story is told entirely visually; so it’s an exploration into the characters, emotions and imagery that can be so unique to film.
Deep in the snow-covered Himalayan Mountains of India lies Kullu, the valley of the gods. At the House of Grace, orphans come from various mountain villages in search of hope. Hope to escape the extreme impoverished conditions of India. Hope for an education. Hope to grow-up strong. A safe haven, three decades in the making, allows for a life that begins at normal but quickly becomes free, inspired, and enchanting. Godly love creates a bond among these people that fosters a humble stance and an artistic depth.
Poems written by the children represent the hardships of being an orphan, the desire to break out of that mold, and the hope Christ has given them for a bright future.
A man wants to change the world he finds himself in, however he must overcome his past to find his destiny.
In ancient Israel, a young woman named Hannah is barren, yet desires above all else to have a son. In a desperate plea, she cries out to God in her sorrow and promises that if He grants her a son, she will give him back to the Lord for all the days of his life. God answers her prayer and Samuel is born, but after being with the child for three years, Hannah truly loves her son and cannot bare to part with him. She must now decide if she is going to follow through on her promise or run away from her community to keep her son.