GIFF SHORTS SESSION 8

GIFF SHORTS SESSION 8

 

 

Drama | 1h 17m 

GIFF21 Official Selection | 5x Australian Premiere

Screening from 3-11 July 2021

This is a collection of documentaries and one short.

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LIVING ON THE LINE

LIVING ON THE LINE

 

Director: Sara Ehrlich | 12m 8s  | Documentary | Victorian Premiere | 2021 

Country: Australia |  Language: English

Living on the Line’ follows the journey of Anna, Kat and a group of inspiring women as they take part in one of Australia’s first big ‘all women’ highline gatherings. We witness their struggles as they confront and conquer their fears in high winds, pushing themselves to the limit.

YOSHI FIXES CAMERAS

YOSHI FIXES CAMERAS

 

Director: Hayden Bevis | 13m 56s | Documentary | 2020

Country: Australia |  Language: English

The story of a camera repairman and the love of analogue photography. Hiroyoshi Nagami is a camera repairman.  Working out of a small workshop at his home in outer Melbourne, Yoshi is one of the few remaining film camera servicemen left in the industry. After surviving the digital revolution in the early 2000’s, it has now come time for Yoshi to hang up his mini-screwdrivers, despite being busier than ever, due to a revival in people using analogue film cameras.

DOCTOR INK

DOCTOR INK

 

Director: Wouter Hoes | 6m 34s | Australian Premiere | Documentary | 2020 

Country: Netherlands |  Language: Dutch

A printing expert who calls himself Doctor Ink, knows ingenious ways to break open and refill cartridges. In his exotic shop he reveals the secrets of big cartridge companies as he battles consumerism in silence.

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GIRLSBOYSMIX

 

Director: Lara Aerts | 6m 30s | Documentary | 2020 

Country: Netherlands |  Language: Dutch

At birth it was not clear whether she was a girl or a boy. Many such children are operated on at a very young age, in order to 'make' them a boy or a girl. Wen Long did not undergo such surgery. Her parents felt their child had to decide herself what sex she wants to be. Wen Long is very happy that that she can choose. But nevertheless it is not easy. Being intersex in a binary world, Wen Long wonders: where do I belong?

MY NAME IS SOULEYMAN

MY NAME IS SOULEYMAN

 

Director: Jaak Gore | 4m 54s | Australian Premiere | Documentary | 2020 

Country: UK |  Language:  English

Souleyman is a Paralympic sprinter, he has been losing his sight since he was a small boy. He can't see the finish line, he can't see the runners next to him, he uses the white lines to guide him along the track. The film explores his reasons for running despite the difficulty his visual impairment causes him and reveals the everyday trials and obstacles he has to overcome. 

ON THE ROAD

ON THE ROAD

 

Director: Arctic Qu | 8m 27s | World Premiere | Documentary | 2020 

Country: Australia |  Language: Chinese, English

As COVID-19 broke out in early 2020, Melbourne University's international student Cathy Yang was forced to embark on a long journey through Cambodia in order to return to her study in Australia. She is one of over 100,000 Chinese international affected by the Australian government's China travel ban policy. Wandering among the ancient temple ruins of Angkor Wat, she tells her story.

KUKLI

KUKLI

 

Director: Shyama Sundar Majhi | 24m 52s | World Premiere | Drama | 2020 

Country: India |  Language: Santali 

Pukli is a village girl who belongs to an indigenous community of rural India. The lively little girl is known for her endless questions and curiosity towards anything unknown to her. But one fine day she suddenly stopped talking to everyone. No one had any clue about her silence. Her parents, villagers, and school teacher have tried a lot to find out her doubt. But they all remained speechless when they heard her foremost unanswered question.