The opinion of the majority can often seem insurmountable, but when politics and struggle become a necessity for life, it is not always the most popular that has to be fought for. These seven documentaries explore individual and collective demands to be heard and give insight into the resilience of those who refuse to keep silent.
3 LOGICAL EXITS
Directed & Produced by Mahdi Fleifel
Duration: 15 mins
A sociological meditation on the different “exits” that young Palestinians choose, in order to cope with life in the refugee camps.
Directed & Produced by Nicky Larkin
Duration: 29 mins
Documentary // Queer
As gay-marriage equality in Northern Ireland is pushed through – to the horror of the Northern Irish political establishment – a radical theatre group is in the process of creating the world’s first-ever ‘documentary opera’, investigating the power of language in the hands of politicians, and the damage it can do when used irresponsibly.
JOURNEY TO JUSTICE
Directed by Kelley Manley
Produced by Kelley Manley, Ala’a Al Hussein, Alex Witkowicz & Andrew James Phillips
Language: Spanish & English
Duration: 14 mins
After experiencing unthinkable sexual violence while trying to become the first woman to motorcycle offroad across the Americas, Vasilisa Komarova begins the heartbreaking and gargantuan task of seeking justice.
Directed & Produced by Tom Goulding & Frank Macpherson
Duration: 18 mins
Restraint is a short documentary that tells the immersive story of those who enter mental health crises and die while in police custody.
THE LAST VAQUITA
Directed by Ed Harrison
Written by Ed Harrison & Max Smith
Produced by Ed Harrison & James Harrison
Duration: 13 mins
A pair of brothers head to Mexico where they join a crew of ocean conservationists fighting to save the most endangered marine mammal on the planet.
Directed by Iulia Nistor
Produced by Iulia Nistor & Alex Cutts
Duration: 20 mins
Documentary // Yorkshire
Tick Boxes’ gives a voice to members of Sheffield’s Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as they organise to support themselves and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.