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If You Become My Friend
Short Documentary Directed by Jennifer Potts

Capturing history: Four family’s journeys from Afghanistan to Worcester, MA. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, which was made possible with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding from the City of Worcester. These stories were recorded for historical purposes and capture the diversity of the Afghan languages and cultures, as well as experiences. My team spent one day with each of the families, capturing their stories, as well as some of their cultures and traditions. Using an interpreter from the Afghan community, we learned about their journeys to the US, as well as their lives before coming to the US.  Each family graciously welcomed us into their homes, made a beautiful meal for us, and openly shared their stories with us. The film was screened at Clark University on April 2, 2024.

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The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop
Written and Directed by Jennifer Potts

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Set in 1974 rural New England, this live-action family drama is about Cecily, a 7-year old girl who, following the death of her baby sister, lives in a world with no music, no color, no laughter, no love. That is, until a magical imaginary friend shows up and joins Cecily on the quest to save her family from the grief that is destroying them.

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Charlie & Poppy, A Short Film
Written and Directed by Jennifer Potts

Over the span of 20 years, as Charlie grows and Poppy ages, they change this cherished ritual to embrace both the excitement and limitations each stage of life brings. Charlie struggles to keep the magic alive by providing the entertainment when his beloved, aging Poppy no longer has the strength.

Home, A Short Film
Written and Directed by Jennifer Potts
A homeless man must overcome the demons in his head to find his way home.

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