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Simon Harding Design

What to Bring to America

by Tadious Odissu


Director: Christophe Nassif

Production Design: Simon Harding and Amanda Smith

Cinematography: Nathaniel Krause and Katie Walker

Editing: Doug Cembellin and Tao Ran

Sound: Seryna Thái and Qianbaihui Yang

Costume Design: Silvanne Park


Helen, an Ethiopian immigrant living in Los Angeles, is pressed by her family and tradition to take a decision as the moment approaches for her daughter’s genital cutting.





Outstanding 1st Time Director, DC Shorts Film Festival, 2011

Special Mention, Monaco Charity Film Festival, 2011


Official Selection / In Competition:

Cleveland International Film Festival, 2012
Social World Film Festival, Italy, 2012
Austin Film Festival, 2011
New Orleans Film Festival, 2011
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival Curta Cinema, 2011
Pan-African Film Festival, 2012
Lady Filmmaker Film Festival, 2011
Artivist Film Festival, 2011
Filmforum Zadar, Croatia, 2011
Albuquerque Film Festival, 2011
San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival, 2011


A USC School of Cinematic Arts Graduate Short Film