MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL @ HOWLER

MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL presents

MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL @ HOWLER Tickets

11:30am, Sun 8 July, 2018
Howler, MELBOURNE, VIC

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Event Details

Theme: Short Documentary Session 1
Date: Sunday 8th July 2018, Doors Open 11.30am, Starts: 12pm
Venue: Howler, 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

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Documentary Session 1:
Biography/Docu-Drama / Profile

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Title: Not Just Another Mountain
Directed By: Chris Davis

Description: Auckland's One Tree Hill is a much-loved local icon, known to many internationally through the U2 song. The silhouetted image of a single tree on the volcanic summit is burned into the mind of many New Zealanders - so when that tree was cut down by a Maori activist, it provoked a strong, divided emotional response from many.

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Title: Covered Glaciers
Directed by: Stephan Ziwes

Description: Glaciers, massive giants at first sight, fragile monuments at second glance.

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Title: You Are Here
Directed By: Nicholas Jones

Description: You Are Here is a portrait of Tony Rogers, a rock star who is a member of one of the most successful British bands of the last 20 years, The Charlatans.

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Title: Magne
Directed By: Silvia Schmidt

Description: H e was locked inside his body. His world - and the world of his family - was turned upside down when he learned how to write and to finally start expressing his thoughts and feelings. This film is about Magne - what's it like to be Magne? What are his dreams, aspirations and fears?

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Inspiring Stories

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Title: Drummers Girl
Directed By: Sophie Hexter

Description: Moving between past reflections and future dreams, Renee's story reveals a fervent and determined artist set to a bold musical score.

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Title: One Breath
Directed By: Sebastian Solberg

Description: An immersive insight into the life of freedivers Eusebio and Christina Saenz De Santamaria as they attempt to set a new world record.

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Title: Discovering Heaven
Directed By: Stephen Gray

Description: A documentary about Captain Dale Black, a pilot who died in a famous airplane crash which was covered by the LA Times. After coming back to life, Dale shares his near death experience as the sole survivor of a non-survivable plane wreck.

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Environmental:

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Title: Timbo
Directed By: Peiman Zekavat

Description: Construction of dams by energy companies in the Brazilian Amazon would destroy the heart of the world's largest rainforest, and severely affect the community of the indigenous people in the area

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Title: Amazonia Damned
Directed By: Ada Bodjolle

Description: Amazonia Dammed tells the story of the Munduruku people's urgent struggle to protect the heart of the Amazon against one of the largest mega-dam projects on earth.

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Pop Culture Art .Avante Garde

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Title: Ex Niholo
Directed By: Timo Wright

Description: Ex Nihilo is an experimental short documentary about life, death and our attempts to control them. It tells the stories of an advanced humanoid robot, a cryonics facility, where the brains of deceased people are held and of a seed vault, where crop seed from around the world are held frozen

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Title: Our Ghosts
Directed By: Hannah Ruddle

Description: Our Ghosts explores the physical garden and the one built from memories and experiences which exists only inside their minds. What happens when they have to leave it behind?

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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

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Documentary Session 2: 
Animation Documentary:

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Title: Wolfe
Directed By: Claire Randall

Description: An intimate confessional from Nick, who learned through puberty that the imaginary friend in his head was real.

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Title: Seines Breath
Directed By: Bethanie Montano

Description: The face of an unknown young woman influences history after her death.

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Title: Phenomenality
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

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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.

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Social Issues:

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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?

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Title: Rescate
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

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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.

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Title: I Santa Ana
Directed By: Chona M

Description: At the only public institution for the intellectually disabled in the Philippines, patients are housed in 12 different cottages according to age and level of disability. Most of them are abandoned or rescued on the streets.

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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.

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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

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Title: Throwline
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.

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Melbourne Stories:

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Title: Transcend
Directed By: Otto Ivor Enos

Description: Shot in Melbourne, Australia, Transcend is an evocative documentary focusing on Callan, a transgender rock and roll musician

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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

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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?

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Theme: EDM Docs
Date: Sunday 8th July 2018, Doors Open 6:30pm, Starts: 7pm
Venue: Howler, 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

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Title: Decks In The City
Directed by: Glen J Scrymgour

Description: Decks and the City" is a documentary that explores the passion for electronic music within the night life scene and the obstacles that DJ's, producers, venue owners and patrons face from lawmakers and a conservative society

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Title:  Italo Disco Legacy
Directed by: Jonathan Sutack

Description: A journey into the past and the future of Italo Disco music through the stories of the original 80's heroes and cult DJs and the voice of the new generation of artists, radio broadcasters and fans ready to carry on the Italo Disco Legacy.

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Title:  French Waves
Directed by: Aurelie Leduc

Description: Thirty years of French electro narrated by those who made it: From Jean-Michel Jarre to Laurent Garnier, but also the new ones like Jacques or Rone.

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