SEVEN SHORT DOCUMENTARIES by talented new directors on the theme of 'Suprise' commissioned by Scottish Documentary Institute in 2010. These films surprise and sometimes uplift us with subjects ranging from a mystery sender who posts objects to fashion designer Paul Smith, to a towering transvestite struggling for acceptance in middle England, to an exploration of 21st Century suburbia in Surprise, Arizona and the portrait of a brutalist architect who will outlive all of his buildings.
FOUR OF THEM HAVE WORLD PREMIERES AT SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST
Twinset - Amy Rose - 3 Nov @ 16:00 & 6 Nov @ 10:00
PS Your Mystery Sender - Benjamin Wigley - 4 Nov @ 20:00
Get Luder - Jonathan Carr - 5 Nov @ 21:00
Surpriseville - Tim Travers Hawkins - 6 Nov @ 21:00 & 7 Nov @ 10:00
Made with funding from Creative Scotland, Skillset, BBC Scotland, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, EM Media & Edinburgh College of Art.
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NEW FILMMAKING TALENT FROM BANGLADESH: FOUR SHORT DOCUMENTARIES MADE DURING SDI's FIRST DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP IN DHAKA
Waiting for Godot - Md. Arifur Rahman - 4 Nov @ 12:00
Day labourers in Dhaka gather at dawn in a market to sell their labour. The ones left behind come to terms with the effects of not getting a job.
Bitter Lemon - Nazmun Nakeb - 5 Nov @ 21:00 & 7 Nov @ 15:30
Experience the point of view of a traffic policeman as he complains how the people of Dhaka have made breaking the rules a way of life.
My Dream - Md. Rezwan Ali Khan - 5 Nov @ 16:15 & 6 Nov @15:20
Sumon, a shrewd businessman, makes a decent living as a disabled beggar. He doesn’t just keep it for himself though. He has a dream.
Calling Home - Shadman Alvi - 6 Nov @ 21:30
Abdul Aziz, another migrant from the countryside, rides the rickshaw day in day out to support his family and afford an education for his daughter.
Dhaka Stories was made in association with British Council & Bangladesh Documentary Council