Shorts at the Frontline Club
Join us for an evening of short documentaries from different parts of the world, covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club showcases moving, striking and funny films, exploring the diverse faces of documentary filmmaking.
The evening will include short stories capturing the essence of big issues, films showing life in other parts of the world under difficult or extraordinary circumstances, and stories focusing on remarkable individuals.
SANTA CRUZ DEL ISLOTE
Director: Luke Lorentzen
2014 / 19 min / USA
Santa Cruz del Islote is a three-acre island about fifty miles off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia. It is a community of about 600 people making it one of the most densely populated islands in the world. This region’s lucrative fishing, which encouraged such overdevelopment, has dwindled in recent years, and the island’s subsistence has become increasingly uncertain. In following a fisherman and a ten-year-old boy, this short documentary captures the complexity of cherishing a peaceful way of life that can no longer continue with ease.
Director: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
2014 / 10 min / UK/USA
This short documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.
AREKARA/THE LIFE AFTER
Director: Momoko Seto
2013 / 17 min / Japan
In February 2012, Momoko Seto travelled to a town North of Tokyo which was half destroyed by the Tsunami of March 11th, 2011, to meet the disaster victims who now live in temporary housing. She spent several days in the North, under the snow, listening to these people talk candidly about what they had lived through. From the pictures and interviews collected, she decided to make a film to communicate the singular and even surreal nature of each person’s experience. In Arekara, the bright personalities of the individuals we meet are a testament to the resilience and hopefulness of the community.
THE SOLITUDE OF MEMORY
Director: Juan Pablo González
2014 / 19 min / Mexico
A meditation on memory and grief through the portrait of a father who repeatedly remembers the last words he said to his son before his untimely death.
Director: Guillermo Moncayo
2015 / 19 min / France/Colombia
Along the crumbling railways of a tropical country, a radio is broadcasting a climatological alert on loop: a natural disaster is looming.