This special free-admission presentation was curated with the students of Bluenose Academy in mind, but is open to everyone! Lunenburg Doc Fest is delighted to present a collection of short fact-based films that 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!
Total runtime: 53 mins
The SHORT FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD lineup includes:
Director: Monty Scholz
2018 / South Africa,Spain / 2 mins
Steve’s reason to ride.
And That Is How Rivers Came to Be
Director: Miguel Araoz
2018 / Peru / 4 mins
This animation takes us back in time to the moment when a mighty Kukama god created the Amazon’s rivers with his bow and arrow.
Director: Fahad Shaikh
2017 / United Arab Emirates / 8 mins
A film about journey to find a deeper meaning of the unknown, “M1-K0”follows Mikolaj Zenliski, a Polish software engineer on his bicycle training in the middle of the desert, who could be blasting off to the Red Planet after getting through to the next stage of the Mars One project.
RED, GREEN, GOLD
Director: Chris d’Entremont
2019 / Canada / 5 mins
Have you ever played a video game so much, you know everything about it? Every item, every secret, every inch. What’s left to do? BackroomDST has been a gamer his whole life, but one day he finds a whole new way to play. Speed running. Trying to beat a game as fast as possible. In this self-portrait documentary, he dives into the world of online streaming, trying to break games and push his abilities to the absolute limit. Through hardship, sickness, and defeat, he finds his inner strength and sense of community, using them to go as far as he has ever gone just to go a little faster.
THE REINVENTION OF NORMAL
Director: Liam Saint-Pierre
2015 / United Kingdom / 8 mins
“Go straight off the wall,” said his dad and Dominic does just that. The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas. Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking
Director: Rishi Chanda
2018 / India / 13 mins
In a cramped suburban apartment in Mumbai, an eccentric patriarch and his family consider killing and eating their hell-raising pet rooster, so that they can reclaim their normal lives.
WIND SHOULD BE HEARD NOT SEEN
Director: Claire Sanford
2018 / Canada / 13mins
Wind Should Be Heard Not Seen takes us on a lyrical journey through countries and cultures, connected by an unlikely foe: dust. Originating in the deserts of Western China, gigantic dust clouds rise, engulfing everything in their path. Blowing across the globe, the film rides the winds of our changing planet, connecting us all through the air we breathe. Taking its name from a Mongolian proverb – “wind should be heard, but never seen” – the film bears witness to human adaptation in the face of increasing environmental change: but is it our greatest strength, or our downfall?