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Tuesday, December 8 • 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Short Docs

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A Journey to Namie (Singapore, 15 min.) Director: Sulfikar Amir
'A Journey to Namie' is a documentary short film that follows a trip of the filmmaker to a small town in Fukushima, Japan. The story focuses on Namie, a fishermen town surrounded by a river and mountains located only 20 kilometers from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. When the 3.11 disaster struck the area, Namie was severely damaged by both earthquake and tsunami. The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi caused worse impact on Namie. Within a few hours after the release of radioactive materials from the nuclear power station, all Namie residents were rushed to evacuate. Four years after the nuclear disaster, Namie remains an empty town abandoned by its residents. Reconstructions are underway to decontaminate the area. However, whether and when Namie residents are able to return to their hometown remain to be seen. Exploring an array of contaminated places in the town, this documentary captures the voiceless of Namie as a victim of natural and man-made disasters.

Bihttos
(Canada, 14 min.) Director: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
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This film is an unconventional documentary that explores the complex relationship between a father and daughter. Through animation, re-enactments, and archival photos, writer/director E. Tailfeathers (Blackfoot & Saami) delves into the dissolution of her parents' mythic love story and how it has colored her perception of love in her adult life.

Superjednostka (Poland, 20 min.) Director: Teresa Czepiec
Superjednostka (Polish for Superunit) is a huge block of flats designed as a 'housing machine'. Up to three thousand people can live on 15 floors of the building. The lifts only stop every three floors so the residents must go through a maze of corridors and stairs in order to get to their flats. The main characters of the documentary are people living in Superjednostka and going through important moments of their lives there. This is where their emotions throb, their expectations engender, and their desires come true... or not.
762 flat doors and 762 stories. We are opening only a few of them. (20 min.)

Keeping Country (Australia, 46 min.) Director: Andrew Quinn
A 40,000 year old human heritage in Western Australia is threatened by development. Five people explore indigenous beliefs and their connection with a remote region the size of California, called the Kimberley. (46 min.)

Total Running Time: 95 min.

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