Different Places, Different Lives
Across the world people’s lives are unfolding. The richness of those existences is brought to life with these six international films. Whether it is a young lesbian in Iran, a fisherman in Greenland or the disgruntled tenants of an East London council estate, these stories of lives being lived are a profound reminder of the world we all face.
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BRINGING HOME THE BLUBBER
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARD WINNER
Written, Directed & Produced by Molly Adams
Duration: 20 mins
Documentary // Student // International
With the mountains and ice floes of Greenland as backdrop, Ujuunnguaq Heinrich arguably has the most beautiful workplace on earth. “I wouldn’t trade this for the world!” he says smiling at the camera, before returning his gaze towards the horizon. Hunting seals is all he has ever known, but things could have turned out very differently for Ujuunnguaq, as we learn in this intimate portrait.
As trust is gained, his story unfolds – one of unbearable loss and personal struggle. Once a broken man, we discover how he managed to find strength in being vulnerable. This documentary offers a glimpse into Ujuunnguaq’s incredible life and the bigger issues that the Inuit face today – from an inside perspective.
Written, Directed & Produced by Sadeq Es-haqi
Duration: 14 mins
Student // Queer // International
Sarah, a teenage school student, faces challenges with her sexual identity.
Written & directed by Ezzatollah Parvazeh
Produced by Ebrahim Moradi
Duration: 27 mins
Documentary // International
A near deserted ancient village, enclosed in a desert region, is inhabited only by the men who still work in the lead and silver mines. Amongst them, living alone after the tragic death of her husband and son, is Aunt Esmat, the first female miner in Iran. Now retired and disabled, she spends her days and nights sharing her experiences with the miners and eking out a simple living – always on her own terms.
Written & directed by Julia Frances
Produced by John Giordano
Duration: 6 mins
Gascoigne depicts the everyday lives of occupants of the Gascoigne estate, built in the 1960s, not long before the demolition of the building. It is told from the estate’s point-of-view and focuses on two long term tenants who have attempted to resist the dispersal of their community.
SIMULATION OF MR. YELLOW
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD WINNER
Written, Directed & Produced by Mahan Khomamipour
Duration: 17 mins
Documentary // International
Simulation of Mr. Yellow follows Shahrazad, a journalist, who travels to her motherland, Syria-Aleppo, to make reports for the media. In Aleppo, a city which has been destroyed by war, she meets an old man dressed entirely in yellow. When Mr. Yellow refuses to talk to Shahrazad, she decides to set about finding out the true story of this old man in the whispering of the war-torn city.
Written, Directed & Produced by Ako Zandkarimi & Saman Hosseinpuor
Duration: 13 mins
Fiction // Student // International
Ghasem is forced to sell his cow as he prepares to spend a hard winter with his family.