* FREE ADMISSION *
A special free admission presentation for students of Bluenose Academy followed by a second screening of these films for the community at large.
Lunenburg Doc Fest is delighted to present a collection of short fact-based films that will entertain, educate and inspire. These documentaries are sure to spark awareness and engage youth and community through the discovery of diverse subjects, issues and cultures from Canada and beyond — an opportunity to ‘see the world’ from our seats in town!
Short Films From Around The World includes the following films, plus surprise selections!
TOTAL RUNTIME: 85 MIN
VISTAS — THE VISIT
Director: Lisa Jackson, 2009 / CANADA / 4 MIN
This animated short tells the true story of a Cree family’s strange encounter one winter night, which results in a conversation beyond words. Supported by National Film Board.
Director: Jamie Miller, 2017 / CANADA / 16 MIN
After surviving a fire that results in the amputation of his arms, a young actor named Prince must come to terms with being “differently-abled”. Through his powerful and honest performances, he is able to find healing in his art, allowing him to form deep connections with his audience and the world around him.
Director: Pedro Vikingo, 2018 / SPAIN / 5 MIN
The lives and dreams of five young children. They are undergoing the most important change in their lives and, through their story, we can reflect on such important matters as to what defines us as a person.
THE GOOD FIGHT
Director: Ben Holman, 2017 / BRAZIL / 16 MIN
Alan Duarte has lost nine close family members to gun violence in his favela community in Rio de Janeiro. Now, through his boxing project, he’s fighting to build a better future for his son and his community.
VISTAS — BUTTON BLANKET
Director: Zoe L. Hopkins, 2009 / CANADA / 4 MIN
This short impressionist documentary looks at the creation of a Button Blanket by integrating the performance of a traditional dance with the art of the West Coast Heiltsuk Nation. Supported by National Film Board.
HOME COOKED MUSIC
Director: Mike Maryniuk, 2015 / CANADA / 10 MIN
An imaginative inventor and craftsman makes whimsical stringed instruments out of unlikely items. In his hands, shovels, rakes, baseball bats, and stop signs become beautiful and functional guitars, violins, banjos, and fiddles. Supported by National Film Board.
Director: Marat Narimanov, 2016 / RUSSIA / 4 MIN
The history of humanity and of our planet in four minutes. An eco-friendly statement developed in a single shot that has it all: humor, action and tragedy.