Documentary - Short

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Documentary short
10 minutes / 2017
Director: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Country: USA / Cuba
Jennyselt is a dancer of Afro Cuban Folklore, with great prestige within Cuba and internationally and currently dances with the group Yoruba Andabo. She seeks her successor to keep the legacy of Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion alive. Jennyselt takes us to the side of Havana that is rarely seen by tourist, Juanelo. Where there is a community project cultivating dreams and teaching the next generation of dancers. Who will she choose to keep the legacy alive?

 


Documentary short
11 minutes / 2017
Director: May Yam
Country: Namibia / USA
This Documentary chronicles an annual medical mission to Namibia where an international group of medical doctors provides orthopedic services to underprivileged families. Follow along as the film covers the story of 1 woman and 2 baby girls through the medical procedures correcting lower body deformities.

 


Documentary short
29 minutes / 2016
Director: A.a.V Amasi
Country: Zimbabwe
Twenty years ago blind musician Daniel Gonora was the leader of Zimbabwe’s largest touring group, the Jairos Jiri band. Daniel is one of three surviving band members out of thirty-two, the rest died of Aids. To feed his poverty-stricken family, Daniel now plays music on the streets of Zimbabwe with his young gifted son Isaac on Drums. You Can’t Hide From The Truth is a musical documentary about Isaac and his father Daniel struggling to make ends meet in Zimbabwe’s harsh political and economic environment. Their relationship is put to the test when Daniel pursues past dreams that could affect Isaac’s future reality.

 


Documentary short
12 minutes / 2016
Director: Bianca Morgan
Country: South Africa
Louder than a Dog whistle is a poetically expository documentary that aims to challenge the ideology of the so-called ‘Rainbow Nation’ and the eradication of the social constructs within Apartheid, as well as how it fits into today’s society. It explores social issues that still affect the youth today-22 years after democracy- in their personal relationships, academic careers, social and professional environments.

 


Documentary short
25 minutes / 2016
Directors: Linda Leila Diatta and Jean Marc Poteau
Country: Niger / Haiti
Jackenson is a 13-year-old boxing hopeful from Haiti’s notorious Cité Soleil slum who is determined to box his way to the top. As he prepares for his upcoming fight against a rival club, he must surpass all expectations from his coaches, club and community.


Documentary short
8 minutes / 2017
Director: Lawrence Agbetsise
Country: Ghana
KADI is a story about Electricity and Education. A young girls Adzo, full of ambition and zeal to succeed in life. Her mother is a hindrance to her plans, because she does not believe in her. she therefore, invests all her hopes into a friend, she cares a lot about called KADI.

 


Documentary short
30 minutes / 2017
Director: Nada Ibrahim
Country: Egypt
A short documentary featuring three life changing experience of three girls from Egypt. Struggling with their conservative parochial context; this part of the world where you are told how a life should be lived, they have decided to do it on their own and start a journey to find out about life...a journey to find about oneself to discover a more extrovert world full of challenges and unleashing their capabilities and dreams.