Are You Still There?

Rayka Zehtabchi, Sam Davis

IndieLisboa 2021 •

United States, Fiction, 2021, 15′

The interior of a parked car, with a dead battery, on a hot day. Safa has to wait and help will take a while. Heat adds to tension and frustration.

A moment of distraction and what could be a simple trip to run an errand turn into a little odyssey. Safa's car runs out of battery and she is stranded in a parking lot in a commercial area. The day is too hot and help is not coming any time soon. (Ana Cabral Martins)

Director's Bio

The Oscar winning team behind the Netflix short documentary, Period. End of Sentence, and most recently the Hulu short documentary, A Woman's Place, Rayka and Sam have also collaborated on various narrative and doc projects including Just Hold On, which won a Jury award at SXSW in 2020 and (SHn(y)o͞of), which premiered on Short of the Week and received a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2019.