Yesterday, we had our first event that screened only documentary short films! It was a great evening, exploring a wide range of topics such as rhino extinction, dementia, cheese in Russia and orphan dogs in India. We screened eight documentaries and some are available online to watch again or catch up if you missed the screening! Check them out below.
THROUGH THE THICK - NINO LEITNER
With over one thousand South African rhinos killed every year by illegal poaching, their numbers are dwindling fast. Their horn is a valued commodity in the far east, with healing properties that are as miraculous as they are unproven.
GENERATION G - MASON CADE PACKER, JAMES MURRAY
In 2011 the city of Christchurch, New Zealand was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake. Over 150 people died, and streets, buildings and homes were in ruin. 5 years on, four anonymous graffiti artists create a movement that aims to repaint the city and bring positivity back to the people through colourful but illegal street art.
masoncadepacker.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
ORPHANS OF A MOTHER - MANISH RANA
Rescuing an orphan animal is great but getting it adopted by another animal is a miracle. This is the courageous journey of an ordinary 30-year-old woman who conceives an incredible idea on how to help orphan puppies survive in a harsh environment.
BELOW 0° - ITAI HAGAGE, JONATHAN GOMEZ
A meteorologist who narrates his experience in the Arctic through a voice recording; And how his life is linked physically and spiritually to nature.
email@example.com / itaihagage.com
CECIL & CARL - ELVIS LEÓN, GASTON YVORRA
Cecil has lived alone in a giant house ever since Carl, his partner of 43 years, was diagnosed with advanced dementia and admitted to a nursing home. Not about grand gestures of love or being gay, this story focuses on commitment and the duties that come with it. Trailer
cecilandcarl.com / facebook.com/BeYouFilm
OUTLANGISH - SKATEBOARDING AGAINST POVERTY - TIM DRABANDT
Outlangish is a South African social project that offers kids from disadvantaged areas in Cape Town an alternative to life on the streets through skateboarding.
firstname.lastname@example.org / timdrabandt.com
THREE DREAMS - JONATHAN KEIJSER, DANIEL BERESH
Can we still achieve our dreams despite unexpected obstacles? Mickey aspired to be a hang gliding pilot, Chad was enthralled by magic and Tommy longed to be a painter. Although we all face different challenges, we may be surprised by our similarities.
WAR AND CHEESE - BEN GARFIELD
When Oleg Sirota discovered his native Russia was banning all Western cheese imports, he quit his IT job in Moscow, sold his house and cars, took out a $100k loan and set about building a cheese factory in the snowy wilderness.
bengarfield.com / email@example.com