Shorts

SOL

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

SOL

Shorts Programme 10

DIRECTOR  :  Ndiyathemba

COUNTRY   :  South Africa

YEAR  :  2016

TIME  :  29min

Nu Metro 6, 12 Oct @ 8pm | Nu Metro 5, 16 Oct @ 5.30pm

SYNOPSIS

A young upcoming boxer Sol, embarks on an adventure to discover the truth behind his father’s death after he hears that he’s to be commemorated by the government for being a former political activist. He quarrels with Coach about the truth, who knew his father very well. Linda khumalo, a journalist digs through her archival research to help Sol find the truth and harmony with his father death.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born in Port Elizabeth,South Africa and has lived most of his life in Pretoria since age 7. He started his career working for various companies mostly in sales and marketing. He studied Multimedia studies with the University of South Africa(UNISA) for a year. Thereafter, he attained a National Diploma in Film and Television production at Tshwane University of Technology, recently completed his B-tech Degree in Film & Television production under the same institution. In 2016, he was selected as one the National Film and video foundation(NFVF) delegates to be part of the Canadian International documentary festival(Hot Docs) in Toronto. Ndiya is a young and vibrant Actor/Filmmaker groomed from a solid performing arts, Theatre background now actor/filmmaker.

The Sheikh of Mussafah

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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / The Sheikh of Mussafah

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

The Sheikh of Mussafah

Shorts Programme 9

DIRECTOR : Waleed Al Madani
COUNTRY : United Arab Emirates
YEAR : 2016
TIME : 10min

Nu Metro 6, 12 Oct @ 2.30pm | 16 Oct @ 12pm

SYNOPSIS

A father-son unstable relationship, born and raised amongst the ruins of damaged engines and mistreated cars. Diving in to a story where the father was never forgotten and the son never forgot. Struggling to get back up on his feet, whilst, being oblivious to the resemblance between his father and himself. The story takes place in Musaffah, the industrial area of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. The word “Sheikh” is a honorific title in the Arabic Language, given to the heads of tribes, and it is usually given at birth.A father-son unstable relationship, born and raised amongst the ruins of damaged engines and mistreated cars. Diving in to a story where the father was never forgotten and the son never forgot. Struggling to get back up on his feet, whilst, being oblivious to the resemblance between his father and himself. The story takes place in Musaffah, the industrial area of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. The word “Sheikh” is a honorific title in the Arabic Language, given to the heads of tribes, and it is usually given at birth.

 
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

A Syrian filmmaker born and raised in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with a degree of Entrepreneurship and a passion for short documentaries. Currently freelancing full-time as a short films editor and a camera operator. Entering the universe of humanitarian documentaries, hoping to create widespread influential films.

Skeikima

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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Skeikima

Shorts Programme 9

DIRECTOR : Raquel Larrosa
COUNTRY : Spain
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 15 min

Nu Metro 6, 12 Oct @ 2.30pm | 16 Oct @ 12pm

SYNOPSIS

Sahrawi young people living at the Occupied Territories are required to study at the occupying country. How would you claim your identity in a hostile land? How could you live under harassment and repression? How would you make your voice break through the walls of silence?

 
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

 

The Water Dancers

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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / The Water Dancers

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

The Water Dancers

Shorts Programme 9

DIRECTOR : Robyn Palmer
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 25min

Nu Metro 6, 12 Oct @ 2.30pm | 16 Oct @ 12pm

SYNOPSIS

Dragonflies are the sentinels of the Earth. Being among the oldest creatures on our planet, they have lived in harmony with the indigenous plants and animals of Earth’s bountiful landscapes for 300 million years. We came, we conquered and we evicted them from their habitats. Now, after millennia of human recklessness, we are turning back to nature’s messenger, the dragonfly, for promise of a new way forward. South Africa’s scientists and industries are working to bring them back into our world through a creative system of connected corridors, known as Ecological Networks. The Water Dancers, a name from the Zulu Jigamanzi, “dancing on water,” invites you into the precious world of the small things to discover how their sensitive nature can help us design a passage into the future.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Robyn Palmer is a graduate of the University of Cape Town. She is passionate about telling stories that matter through the medium of film and exploring the limits of its dynamism and resonance. Robyn believes in film as a truly accessible medium, imbued with the power of mass influence. Robyn’s directing debut was her 2016 short film, Cassandra, which premiered at the 4th Jozi Film Festival in South Africa and won the category for Best Student Film.
The Water Dancers is Robyn’s documentary debut