SHORT FILMS
2013


This year we have a short film accompanying each of our features, combining stunning photography and inspiring stories from around the world.

Worthy of a ticket price on their own, these films have been selected to reflect the issues within our feature programme.

See the listings below to find out which shorts are accompanying the films you're going to see.
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2013 PROGRAMME

A SHIFTING CULTURE
India, Dir. Jason Taylor
It is not so much about whether life will change, it’s more about how life will change and who will really benefit. From a life of sustainability to one of economic dependency and uncertainty within the span of just a single generation. Yousef belongs to the Gujjar community, a semi-nomadic group living in the valleys and mountains of the Kashmiri Himalayas, India.

This film screens alongside Valley of Saints.

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A Litre of LIGHT
South Africa, Dir. Timothy Gabb
The Litre of Light foundation started in the Philippines, which uses a plastic bottle and water to illuminate an otherwise dark shack in the daytime. This has been introduced in Cape Town by Touching The Earth Lightly, Andrew Lord and Greencube Nursery. The film introduces us to the first two recipients of the litre of light in Cape Town, and bears testimony to the effect these simple designs have on the ordinary lives of people living in disadvantaged situations.

This film screens alongside Solar Taxi.

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The LONELY DODO
UK, Dir. Matthew Walker
Starring Stephen Fry, this animation made for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust by the award winning Aardman, tells the story of the last lonesome bird from Mauritius on a worldwide adventure, looking for hope and friendship.

This film screens alongside More Than Honey.

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The Man Who Lived on His Bike
Cananda, Dir. Guillaume Blanchet
A film influenced and dedicated to his father, Guillaume Blanchet presents this abstract short of multitasking riding his bike through the streets of Montreal with everyday situations; from sleeping to showering.

This film screens alongside Peak.

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LOVE STORY IN MILK
UK, Dir. Danann Breathnach
The path of true love never did run smooth... especially if you're a milk bottle. Follow these star-crossed lovers from factory to fridge and beyond, in this film from Friends of the Earth and Catsnake.

This film screens alongside Trashed.

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PLASTIC BAG
USA, Dir. Ramin Bahrani
In a not too distant future, a Plastic Bag (voiced by legendary film director Werner Herzog) goes on an epic journey in search of its lost Maker, wondering if there is any point to life without her. The Bag encounters strange creatures, brief love in the sky, a colony of prophetic torn bags on a fence and the unknown. To be with its own kind, the Bag goes deep under the oceans into 500 nautical miles of spinning garbage known as the North Pacific Trash Vortex. Will our Plastic Bag be able to forget its Maker there? Music by Kjartan Sveinsson of the band Sigur Rós.

This film screens alongside selected screenings of Trashed.

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REYNALDO
UK, Dir. Dan Childs & Nick Werber
Reynaldo, who lives in the Rainforest region of Manu in Peru, after many years he realised he needed to change the way he farmed to live a more sustainable life. He taught himself agroforestry, a method of farming which works alongside nature and now helps farmers all across the region to work in this way. By helping people to change the way they live and work he is helping build a future for people and forest alike.

This film screens alongside Big Boys Gone Bananas.

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Yukon Kings
USA, Dir. Emmuanuel Vaughan-Lee
Set in the remote Alaskan Yukon Delta, Yukon Kings follows Yup'ik fisherman Ray Waska as he teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run. With environmental and cultural forces threatening their subsistence way of life, Ray holds onto the hope that his grandsons will one day pass on the traditional knowledge to their children.

This film screens alongside Future My Love.

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TRAILER

A Shifting Culture
A Litre of Light
The Lonely Dodo
The Man Who Live On His Bike
A Love Story in Milk
Plastic Bag
Reynaldo
Reynaldo
Working With Natural Beekeeping Trust DABD Igloo Friends of the Earth GoraParasit The Dairy DC