INTERNATIONAL SHORTS 2: DREAMS OF INNOCENCE AND DESPAIR
Films of magic, rituals, superheroes and football.
Sahim Omar Kalifa / Belgium and United Arab Emirates / 2012 / 19 mins / Arabic with English subtitles / Narrative
Hamoudi wants nothing more than to watch the big game between Barcelona and Real Madrid. But his family’s TV is broken, and he and his father will have to go to Baghdad to fix it.
Reinaldo Marcus Green / France / 2014 / 14 mins / Afrikaans with English subtitles / Narrative
A young girl in South Africa struggles with her boyfriend’s desire to take their relationship a step further, while also dealing with a gang of catcalling youths.
Christian Jensen / USA / 2014 / 20 mins / English with Open Captions / Documentary
White Earth, North Dakota is in the middle of an oil mining boom. Three children from the town tell of their experiences with how oil has affected White Earth, and their own lives.
Cedric Ido / Burkina Faso and France / 30 mins / French and Arabic with English subtitles / Narrative
Manu imagines himself to be a superhero, complete with cape and vibrant technicolour adventures. But the realities of life and revolution cannot be changed by a costume.
These films have been exempt from classification and are restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.