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DOCUMENTARY: Character Study
Sat 13 Jan 14:00 ICA
Who is that person sitting next to you on the bus? This powerful and intelligent selection is a chance to explore this underrated element in the craft of documentary film. Deep dive into the lives of those strange and wonderful people all around us in all their complex, witty, funny and at times shocking glory. 100 mins
Sean Mullan 16 mins
Through horses, a man feels an irrepressible duty to move in harmony with his pain. A film exploring the infinite momentum of life via an energy never destroyed, only transformed.
Phoebe Cottam 13 mins
How do you love in isolation? And live in absence? A woman and her daughter strive to answer these questions after a loved one is suddenly removed from their lives.
A MILLION WAVES
Daniel Ali / Louis Leeson 8 mins
A Million Waves' is about Kadiatu Kamara, or KK, the only female surfer in Sierra Leone at just 19-years-old. When her father died KK was left to face the Ebola epidemic alone but she found escape, and hope, in the surfing community of Bureh Beach, a coastal village just south of the country’s capital of Freetown.
Manuel Rees 20 mins
Sabine Buncak lives with her two sons Bryan and Julien and four reborn babies in a small apartement in Basel. In her own room Sabine sitts four reborn babies next to bassinets, baby bottles and toys. Two of them imitate her two real sons and bear the same name. Together with her sons and a Reborn Baby in the stroller they go to visit a christmas market. Suddenly Sabine finds herself answering rude questions of a passerby about the reborn baby and feels the need to defend her hobby.
Rober Dosky 17 mins
Filmed during the battle of Kobani, this film reveals the women at the heart of the fight against IS. With stoical perseverance and the aid of American airstrikes, these women are leading the fight for freedom.
DEAD. TISSUE. LOVE
Natasha Austin-Green 10 mins
Dead. Tissue. Love. is an intimate experimental documentary exploring the individual character of a female necrophile as she recounts her life experiences and sexual awakening.
TEN METER TOWER
Axel Danielson / Maximilien Van Aertryck 16 mins
A 10 meter diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to chose whether to jump or climb down. The situation in itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down. Ten Meter Tower is an entertaining study of the human in a vulnerable position.