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International Perspectives Short Documentary


International Perspectives Short Documentary

6:30pm, Mon 10 July, 2017

Event Details

Melbourne Documentary Festival Presents
Doors open 6pm

6:30PM - 8:30PM SESSION 1
Short Films: Environmental / Current Affairs & Politics / Pop Culture & Art

8:30PM - 10:30PM SESSION 2
Short Films: Biography / Best of the Cheap Cuts Film Festival / Dance / Science / Sports / Animated / Cinema Vertie


MDFF Tickets

6:30PM - 8:30PM SESSION 1


Road to Webequie - 17 Minutes
Director: Ryan Noth, Tess Girard
Description: In the remote island home to Webequie First Nation, a nearby mining development poses new hopes and threats for the local community

Living in the Shadow of an Oil Rig - 5 Minutes
Director: Jose Corbella
Description: Teresa L pez lives in Wilmington, California. In her backyard an oil refinery pumps oil 24 hours a day, expelling toxic fumes affecting poor local residents.

For Flint - 22 Minutes
Director: Brian Schulz
Description: 'For Flint' is the inspiring story of neighbors banding together to rebuild a community torn apart by lead poisoning in the water supply. Flint is suffering from a stagnant economy


Current Affairs & Politics

Edu - 7 Minutes
Director: Cl udio Cruz
Description: This is the story of an young man from Pedernales, Ecuador. His life changed profoundly on April 16th 2016 when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed his hometown.

Inauguration Day - 7 Minutes
Director: Nathaniel Lezra
Description: A short documentary deconstructing the Washington DC street protests during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. 

The Speculator - 17 Minutes
Director: Yuntao du
Description: The arrival of the Uber app in the Chinese market has changed how people travel and at the same time has created a group of speculators

Girls Like Us - 9 Minutes
Director: Robin Canfield
Description: A bright, young Tanzanian woman finds mentorship and a sense of purpose through her new-found passion of computer science, through the organization Apps & Girls.

Eeya - 5 Minutes
Director: Mariah Wilson
Description: Bosso Andre takes us on a journey through the bush, and illuminates the devastating impact that elephant poaching has had on the Baka way of life in Central Africa.

 Condrong - 9 Minutes
Director: Gon alo Almeida
Description: A documentary about the connection the people of the Gambia have with spirituality.


Pop Culture and Art

Fixed - 14 Minutes
Director: Cat Mills
Description: FIXED! is a lighthearted look at the folks behind the Repair Caf Toronto, a group of volunteers who will fix your broken items...for free

Bill's Records - 10 Minutes
Director: Chuck Przybyl
Description: Bills Records is a short documentary about the current life of 72 year old Bill Wisener, record store proprietor of 42 years, and his massive and unwieldy collection of records.


MDFF Tickets 

8:30PM - 10:30PM SESSION 2

Best of the Cheap Cuts Film Festival

Black Sheep - 16 Minutes
Director: Christian Cerami
Description: Watch Sam and Jack decide for themselves whether this organisation, is a cause worth fighting for.

Beams -7 Minutes
Director: Mitchell Crawford
Description: A short film that follows two people who describe their separate experiences with being in contact with aliens.

Kobani - 14 Minutes
Director: Amir Kabir
Description: Along with the advancement of technology and the simplification for the users, there are unlimited attacks to capture the moments with camera among different strata of people. 

A Running the Occupation -22 Minutes
Director: Joe Sartorius
Description: A Running Occupation is a documentary that tells the story of a diverse group of Palestinians pushing their physical and political limits though training for the 2015 Palestine Marathon held in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Dyab - 22 Minutes
Director: Mazin Sherabayani
Description: 12-year-old Dyab is a Kurdish Yazidi boy living at Arbat refuge camp, after the horrendous attacks by the Islamic States on their villages at Shingal Mountains (Sinjar). However, Dyab's dream is, to become a filmmaker and actor and tell the stories and sufferings of his people to the outside world. 

Home - 25 Minutes
Director: Filip Jacobson
Description: Film show in observatory way home for old homeless people leaded by two extraordinary sisters who use unconventional method to keep their clients bright and happy.



Krump - 7 Minutes
Director: Johannes Ziegler
Description: Krump is a short documentary about the dance style "Krump" and introduces young dancers, by award winning filmmaker Johannes Ziegler.



Dish Life - 9 Minutes
Director: Chloe Thomas
Description: "It's like having millions of pets" What scientists really think of the stem cells they cultivate.



A Million Waves
Director: Daniel Ali, Louis Leeson
Description: 'A Million Waves' is a portrait piece about 19 year old Kadiatu Kamara, the only female surfer in Sierra Leone.



Train to Peace - 9 Minutes
Director: Jost Althoff and Jakob Weyde
Description: The sound of the Berlin subway takes a stranger back to the history of his country - Iraq- where peace is rare and happiness only comes as a guest.


Cinema Vertie

Lars a Film About Solitude - 5 Minutes
Director: Klas Eriksson
Description: Lars lives half the year alone in the Swedish arctic wilderness, and he wouldn't have it any other way. But peace and quiet comes at a cost.