Watch our 2019 Official Selection
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Total Runtime: ~90.min // 10 short films
We encourage that you watch the films in the order presented.
Directed by: Amar Hernandez
This 16mm short film undertakes a journey from slavery to ‘Morabeza’, a multi-faceted word that describes Cape Verde’s gentle spirit. Allow yourself to be guided to discover the diversity and beauty of this African country.
Directed by: Jackson Tisi
Filmed on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, Good Medicine is a short film looking at how the youth and elders of the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes find peace and healing through skateboarding and traditions.
"Every True Person Of Kalofer Without Freedom Can't Live"
Directed by: Joya Berrow
The film transports you through the Rose Valley of Bulgaria in a stream of consciousness. It follows the process and ritual of the Rose Harvest. Encountering multiple characters and exploring their symbiotic connection to the land. Searching for how they continue to find freedom and survive from the land. Nature is life.
Directed by: Lily Cole
We headed to the woods and the fields to meet Mark Boyle, who also goes by the moniker 'The Moneyless Man.' The Irish artist and activist is best known for creating the Free Economy Community, and for having lived without money since November 2008. Living off-grid—without electricity or technology—Boyle opens his doors to visitors who can choose to share his lifestyle for as long, or as little, as they desire. The residents of Marblehill, living "in full connection with the natural world," spend their days tending the crops and plants on which their livelihood depends, while putting away the technologies, communities, and social structures which represent the often punishing pace of modern life.
"Surf Girls Jamaica"
Directed by: The Right to Roam
*Winner of the 2019 Oscillation Transia Impact Award*
Surf Girls Jamaica focuses on Imani Wilmot, an inspirational Jamaican surfer who uses the sport as a means of transforming the tough lives of the women around her, in Kingston and surrounding areas. Imani has harnessed the power of surfing to empower these women through training camps which bring women together to learn the mindful art of riding waves. This develops self-motivation, entrepreneurial spirit, respect for the environment and a deep sense of community. Globally, Imani has taken it as her personal responsibility to empower women of color to have access to surfing and see a place for themselves within the global surf industry.
Directed by: Ben Cox
Waterlog is a short documentary that tells the story of writer Joe Minihane and his battle with anxiety. Finding an antidote in the form of wild swimming Joe sets out to retrace the route of environmentalist Roger Deakin's nature writing classic, Waterlog.
In a journey that takes him to every corner of the UK he eventually finds relief, not just in the cold waters he swims in, but by being open and honest about his mental health.
"I Come for Peace"
Directed by: James and James
Pontchartrain Stables, NOLA, is a place of tranquility within the outer limits of New Orleans on the lip of Lake Pontchartrain; an area still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina all these years later. But despite the lack of local government investment and the various stresses of modern life, cowboys and girls come here and find peace and make a community.
"Women in Fire"
Directed by: Tim Kressin / Wondercamp
Less than 4% of firefighters are women. When she was a young girl, Lacey England never considered being a firefighter an option because she never saw a women firefighter. But after a friend encouraged her into the job, she joined the Helitack crew to rappel out in distant wildfires. Now, Lacey is on a mission to show young girls the power of her example - anyone can e a firefighter.
Directed by: François Lebeau and Matthew Hood
A story about a father and son's relationship and passion of shared adventure. Set in Arctic Canada, Conor Goddard, a young father, and native of Montreal fell in love with the northern way of life, now with a young family, he helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.
Directed by: Ben Moon
After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes.