MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL presents
MDFF: Short Documentary Session 2
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Theme: Short Documentary Session 2
Date: Sunday 8th July 2018, Doors Open 2:45pm, Starts: 3pm
Venue: Howler, 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
Documentary Session 2:
Directed By: Claire Randall
Description: An intimate confessional from Nick, who learned through puberty that the imaginary friend in his head was real.
Title: Seine's Breath
Directed By: Bethanie Montano
Description: The face of an unknown young woman influences history after her death.
Directed By: Lucas Jatoba
Description: is the story of a Ric Friar, a man who drowned... and came back from the dead. A big wave pioneer who "died more times than Jesus", a man who constantly risked his life to find life, to find the edge or reason and overcome it
Title: Noch Am Leben (I'm Still Alive)
Directed By: Anita Lester
Description: Through the ghetto to cradling her dying sister, Eva Nagler left her mind on the beaches of the Baltic Sea during one of the largest death marches of the war.
Title: All That We Carry
Directed By: Erin Kokdil
Description: A Guatemalan woman tries to make a new home in Oakland. But can a new beginning erase a painful past?
Directed By: Mark Bone
Description: Rescate is a gritty documentary about the heroics of the Rescate Ambar volunteer Paramedics and their leader Reynaldo Ortiz as they rush to provide medical attention to the countless number of motor vehicle accidents in the Dominican
Title: Crissanto Street
Directed By: Paloma Martinez
Description: In the shadow of Silicon Valley, a hidden community thrives despite difficult circumstances. For one resident, eight-year-old Geovany Cesario, impending change is bittersweet.
Title: I Santa Ana
Directed By: Chona M
Logline/ Description: At the only public institution for the mentally disabled in the Philippines, patients are housed in 12 different cottages according to age and level of disability. Santa Ana is the last cottage. It is where the elderly and the outcasts come to spend their remaining days.
Title: Men in the Mirror
Directed By: Siri Nerb
Description: Men in the mirror is a portrait series with four Nigerian taxi drivers in Galway, Ireland. As director, Siri, spends time with them they share both happy and challenging moments in their cars with us.
Title: Limits of Freedom
Directed By: Joe Gist
Description: We are guided through this haunting social issue of youth poverty by ex-street child Sushil Babu Chhetri and passionate social worker Pravin Mahat, as we investigate into the reasons why children are surviving rough on the streets of the Nepalese capital
Directed By: Mia Mullarkey
Description: A group of taxi drivers in Kilkenny, Ireland, join together to form a suicide prevention group. Uniquely positioned to patrol the night, the drivers keep vigil over the city's streets and bridges and offer help to those who feel forlorn.
Directed By: Otto Ivor Enos
Description: Shot in Melbourne, Australia, Transcend is an evocative documentary focusing on Callan, a transgender rock and roll musician
Title: Street Barbers
Directed By: Vidad Narayan
Description: The Streets Barber, goes around Melbourne performing a simple act of charity, by giving those in need a 'fresh start' by cutting their hair for free. Runtime: 5 mins
Title: Olympic Nick
Directed By: Rachel Morssink, Ian Tran
Description: What happens when a $3.7 billion dollar regional rail project gets derailed by a 76-year-old Melbourne man and his humble doughnut van?