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Best Of Documentary 2

The second of two programmes featuring the best of Documentary short films in competition.

Screening: Tue 13 Jan, 6.30pm | Duration: 114 min | Classification: under 15 yrs to be w/adult

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  • The Red Carpet

    158 million people live in Indian slums under very extreme insalubrity. Millions of children play surrounded by rubbish, cows, rats and excrements. Garib Nagar slum, in Bandra district (Bombay, India) is Rubin’s home, a 12- year old girl who aims to become an actress and change the slum into a more clean and habitable place.

  • Shipwreck

    On three October 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sunk off the coast of the Italian island Lampedusa. More than 360 people drowned. Abraham, one of the survivors, walks through a graveyard of shipwrecks and vividly remembers the nightmarish experience.

  • German Shepherd

    As a Jew growing up in Baltimore, he learned to fear the German people. Through recurring travels to Berlin, he now initiated his own reconciliation project. This animated film, posing the big questions about good and evil, provides disconcerting answers.

  • I Married My Family’s Killer

    Could you marry into the family that killed your own? Could you marry a killer? This film follows the love stories of three Rwandan couples who did just that.

  • Emergency Calls

    Being human is a fragile and fleeting opportunity to experience life and the universe around us.  In the face of overwhelming darkness all we can do is to rely and find solace in one another.  This film is based on authentic emergency calls and radio calls.

  • Heart Of The Queen

    Wanita decided she was Australia’s Queen of Honky Tonk at age three. Forty years later the title remains undisputed. Everything else about her life is up for grabs.