CUTTING GRASS, DAVID LEISTER
New Shorts

New Shorts #22: A WINDOW ON THE WORLD

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16:15 Sat 12 Jan 2013

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

Ciné Lumière

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  • 69.4 DEGREES NORTH

    Eva Weber 3 mins (UK, 2012)

    A poetic visual study of the ancient practice of reindeer herding in the twilight expanses of the Utsjoki wilderness.
  • BAGONG SILANG

    Zena Merton 10 mins (UK, 2012)

    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.
  • CUTTING GRASS

    David Leister 3 mins (UK, 2012)

  • GRAFFITI

    Naziha Arebi 4 mins (UK, 2012)

    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.
  • GRANNY'S FLAGS

    Naziha Arebi 4 mins (UK, 2012)

    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 (UK, 2012)

    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 (UK, 2012)

    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 (UK, 2012)

    A simple solution to some big problems
  • ONLY THREE CENTS

    Alexander Parkyn-Smith 20 mins (UK, 2012)

    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.
  • PARALLEL LIVES

    Kristof Bilsen 14 mins (UK, 2012)

    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 (UK, 2012)

    '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.