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The story of three Palestinian girls who swapped any immediate marriage prospects for a life dominated by laptops and social media. The film takes us into their shared home life showing all signs of independence yet without poking fun at tradition.
The story of young Palestinian boys spending most of their childhood selling bric-a-brac at military check points in order to supplement their family’s income. Confronted by the daily repression of Israeli army they dream of a future.
The portrait of a local artist who turned one of Ramallah old streets into his studio. His art captures the diversity of his city and his drawings the soul and quirkiness of passers-by.
A lovely old Armenian couple runs a pastry shop in Ramallah. She bosses him around but always with a smile and an nice word. The yellow canary may be in cage but it keeps singing.
A quirky, enigmatic car salesman is happy to fob off his desperate clients with old cars as long as the wheels and the body look new. Could that be a metaphor for the Libyan government when you live in Benghazi? This short documentary was made during a SDI documentary workshop …
Driving schools in Benghazi have a huge waiting list so a desperate young female doctor agrees to be taught by her brother. Collisions don’t just happen outside! This short documentary was made during a SDI documentary workshop in Libya, organised by the British Council. Director: Omar Bushiha Camera: Ahmad Alshereef Sound: Mohamed Elghazal …
A Benghazi fisherman has spent a lifetime fishing at sea but once in a while the verses he catches are bigger than his fish. The distance away from the coast gives him time and clarity to reflect and denounce what is happening in Libya. This short documentary was made during …
Within one year, Neil Platt becomes paralysed from the neck down. As his body fails, he tries to make sense of his life in order to communicate who he is in a letter to his one year old son.
A man returns to his village in the Highlands after 16 years in exile. As past traumas resurface, it becomes a daily battle for him to rebuild his life.
Ahmed Fuad Negm is one of Egypt’s most revered and political poets, a folk hero whose work was read out at Tahrir square during the revolution.
For renowned poet, and outspoken filmmaker, Hala Mohammad, the personal impact of the Syrian uprising has been sudden exile to Paris.
Yehia has two definitive styles of poetry, his “stand up poetry show” performed in cafes and bars which is funny and brash, and his darker, emotional material relating to his life as a communist solider and death of his mother.
- Surviving in an attention-poor worldIn 2006, novelist and blogger Cory Doctorow described how ‘technology giveth and technology taketh’; that for every hopeful revolution brought by our networked world there’s a downside, and for every peril, there’s potential. A nice illustration of the idea: running a search to find the article where I first read this quote gives me page after page of result […]
- The invasion of Iraq, 10 years onYasmin Fedda is a filmmaker, Bridging The Gap alumna, PhD student at Edinburgh College of Art, and organiser of the REEL IRAQ festival beginning on 21 March 2013. On 21 March 2003 a US and UK coalition invaded Iraq, under the premise of freeing it from its then dictator Saddam Hussein. On the same day, I found out I was accepted to do a masters in visual ant […]
- Interdoc Alums (4): Sabine Hellmann & Adam BarnettSabine Hellmann is a German-born filmmaker who lives in Edinburgh. Sabine pitched her first feature documentary The Brink of Extinction at Interdoc 2012 together with Adam Barnett who also is an Edinburgh-based filmmaker and editor. After graduating in Germany with a 40-minute documentary on the use of GMO crops, Sabine moved to Scotland for an internship wi […]
- Interdoc Alums (3): Su BainbridgeSu Bainbridge works with Glasgow-based Aconite Productions, making international documentary films which bring stories of global significance to the world stage. She took part in Interdoc Scotland 2012. Passionate about making films, Su has years of experience spanning documentaries, drama, commercials, music and arts. Su has worked as a Production Manager, […]