DOCUMENTARY: Losing Home/Leaving Home
18:30 Tue 15 Jan 2019
Whether you choose to or are forced to, sometimes leaving home is the only choice. These shorts are presentations of escape, whether compelled or chosen, but the distinct need to relocate that sense of ‘home’ and take stock is common in these films. Ranging from the whimsical to the painful, traversing from North Korea’s capital to the Swiss Alps, we explore the complexity of what it means to leave or lose that safe place. 82’
Jessica Bishopp 7 mins (UK, 2018)Capturing the atmosphere and essence of a cafe by the sea and the intimate stories of characters whose daily routine it is an integral part of.
Ellen Evans 5 mins (UK, 2018)A working-class woman from Yorkshire, Kath Holden reflects on her life and art as she carves a place for herself in the precious world of miniatures.
Grégoire Verbeke 15 mins (Albania, 2018)Springtime in northern Albania sparks the herding of goats from the lowlands, up to the towering mountainsides.
Andreas Anuuk Muggli 23 mins (Switzerland, 2018)The two young friends Hamama and Caluna have left everything behind to flee their home country and ended up stranded in a camp in northern Italy.
Roxy Rezvany 22 mins (UK, 2018)Despite enjoying the new found comforts of his British life, and being emancipated from the pressures of the North Korean state, former DPRK soldier Joong-wha Choi's dilemma lies in a desire to return to the land that betrayed him, but is undoubtedly his true home.
Corina Schwingruber Ilic 10 mins (Switzerland, 2018)Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas.