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MDFF : Coffee Man / Someone I am Trying to Forget


MDFF : Coffee Man / Someone I am Trying to Forget

6:00pm, Sat 9 July, 2016
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Coffee Man (1hr 10 mins)

It's 4.30 am in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. The sun is hours from rising, but Sasa Sestic is awake and in hot pursuit of the one thing that will make his day. Driven by his obsession, Sasa hunts for his own Holy Grail: the perfect cup of coffee. 

THE COFFEE MAN follows Sasa from Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee to Seattle, Washington (USA), the home of the specialty coffee movement and host of the World Barista Championship.

From humble beginnings in war-torn Yugoslavia to his adopted home in Australia, Sasa Sestic's journey to the 2015 World Barista Championships is a long one. But his dedication and pursuit of excellence carries him through as do his family, his staff, coffee growers and roasters and the vendors who travel with him on this remarkable journey.

THE COFFEE MAN is an intensely personal, observational documentary that will have you biting your nails, standing up and cheering; and wishing that you, too, could experience Sasa's Holy Grail: the perfect cup of coffee.

Someone I am Trying to Forget (13 mins)

A qualified doctor from Iraq, Aamer Sultan spent 2 years in the Villawood detention centre in Sydney, where he conducted undercover research into the effects of indefinite detention on his fellow asylum seekers. Now Aamer is an Australian citizen with a medical career and a strong sense of responsibility to his patients. But as the saying goes in Iraq, ' those who go to war never come back' - detention has changed Aamer for ever.