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New Shorts #22: A WINDOW ON THE WORLD
Sat 12 Jan 16:15 Ciné Lumière
A selection of global short documentary. British filmmakers span the world to bring us true life stories in this selection of globe-trotting documentaries, giving us a window on other cultures and lifestyles. From the harrowing experiences in the gold mines of The Congo, to the thoughts of what home is to a nomad, to the lyrical beauty of the reindeer herdsmen of Finland. All global life is here as we journey worldwide to take in exotic sites and more challenging stories.
Total: 108 mins
69.4 DEGREES NORTH
Eva Weber 3 mins
A poetic visual study of the ancient practice of reindeer herding in the twilight expanses of the Utsjoki wilderness.
Zena Merton 10 mins
This film gives us a glimpse into this exceptional community providing an insight in the day to day life of people born into poverty and how they cope when they aren't as financially well off as us in the West. We may not consider them as lucky as us but we may find that they are happier.
David Leister 3 mins
Naziha Arebi 4 mins
In every spray of the can you feel a part of your emotion is released from inside of you, to the wall to the people.’ After the Libyan Revolution, long suppressed feelings are appearing on building walls in Tripoli.
Naziha Arebi 4 mins
Haja Fatma, a mother to eight children, tells the tale of family life in Tripoli during the Libyan Revolution. Women, young and old, all contributed during these hostile months in their own unique way. A human portal into the acts of ordinary people in their hope for freedom.
HIGH PRICE OF GOLD, THE
Ross Domoney 15 mins
The East Democratic Republic of Congo is the most dangerous place on earth to be a woman. An estimated 48 women are raped every hour in this mineral rich part of the world. The women, who once had a very simple and rich life farming in the fields are now forced to be slaves in Gold mines, working for the rebels. The minerals then eventually leave Congo, going out to the international market. This intimate film captures powerful testimonies from both women and children living in this part of the region.
I AM HOME: THOUGHTS OF A NOMAD
Anastasia Kirillova 14 mins
Four global nomads share their intimate thoughts on the meaning of home - a place that only exists in their minds.
IT'S IN YOUR HANDS
Andrew Hinton 3 mins
A simple solution to some big problems
ONLY THREE CENTS
Alexander Parkyn-Smith 20 mins
An exploration of jobs, employment and opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya through the eyes of the people who use the Matatu public buses. A personal journey introduces us to the reality of work in a modern African metropolis and the challenges people face while immersing us in a vivid ethnographic portrait of the context.
Kristof Bilsen 14 mins
How do you grieve when you are in your late twenties? Four years ago, the documentary filmmaker Kristof Bilsen lost his sister. She shows up in home videos and pictures. Kristof decides to visit his parents to ask them how they cope with the absence of their daughter. Back in the UK, a rather unexpected visit questions his memories of her.
RETURN OF THE SUN
Ben Hilton, Glen Miller 4 mins
'Return of the Sun' is a beautiful portrait of a modern Inuit family. Set against the fearsome North Greenland landscape, the cinematic short film follows a fisherman and his son as their lives are forced to adapt with the changing landscape around them.