Shorts Programme 1

Wednesday 11th November, 9.00pm - 11.00pm
@ Close-Up Cinema, 97 Sclater St, London E1 6HR


Dir. Garo Berberian
UK | 20 mins
Logline: One of the greatest innovative poets of the 20th century, a respected teacher, exciting public speaker, loving father and husband, Taniel Varoujan at 31 foresaw the looming darkness that was approaching and the destruction of the Armenian nation in what became known as the Armenian Genocide.


Dir. Mared Swain
UK | 10 mins
Logline: Kath, a mother struggling with life, in a desperate attempt for peace walks out of her front door leaving her screaming children behind. She just needs 5 minutes of peace, but finding her way home becomes a near impossibility as her dream like delusions take her further and further away from home.


A Real Man
Dir. Aurélien Mathieu
France | 4 mins
Logline: A father share with his son his vision of masculinity during a rugby training.


Natural Paul
Dir. Sam Tibi
UK | 24 mins
Logline: When an unconfident young man and his self-assured flatmate meet two girls on a night out, their plan to bring them home takes unexpected turns.


Tribe of Ghosts
Dir. Almicheal Fraay
Netherlands | 9 mins
Logline: ‘Tribe of Ghosts’ is a documentary that takes place within a government-run shelter; here we see how children with albinism live alongside children with visual and auditory problems. We follow a group of children with albinism on their daily rituals as they struggle with their burden and we witness their fragile childhood. Armed guards watch over the children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The children with albinism cannot leave the shelter because they are likely to be subjected to torture and ill-treatment or worse death. In this documentary we will observe the innocence of these young children and learn about the consequences of these superstitions. Will they ever be free of their oppressors or does the cycle of pain continue, in the land of the supernatural?


Dir. Allison Miller
USA | 13 mins
Logline: A young woman coped with chronic pain via unconventional means while searching for a cure, but the cure presents a new and gruesome reality.


Dir. Ben Reid
UK | 20 mins
Logline: When a worker falls to his death at a care home, it appears to be a terrible accident. But when a detective questions a young man with Down syndrome spotted at the scene, they uncover a crime more shocking than anyone imagined


After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.

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