Screening: 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 different faces of documentary.
Inside a Square Circle
Each year 5000 children attend a Christmas party at the Kremlin. All of them are reunited with their parents on Cathedral Square. This seemingly banal premise becomes a humorous and intelligent reflection about the archaic forces of parental love and state authority.
Directed by Valeriy Shevchenko
Duration: 17′ | Year: 2012
The streets of Kabul are filled with dust and every night they are swept clean. Dusty Roads is a beautiful metaphor for Afghanistan’s tragedy expressed through the story of Kabul’s night-time road sweepers carrying out their Sisyphean work in a parallel, murky world.
Directed by Ali Hazara
Duration: 19′ | Year: 2011
Former Syrian Army officer Wissam Moukayed left the country to study journalism in Russia, the only country that would grant him a visa. Suspecting the Russian media does not tell the full story of the situation in his home country, he decides to go back and see for himself.
Directed by Marina Darmaros and Wissam Moukayed
Duration 15′ | Year: 2013
The Fuse: or How I Burned Simon Bolivar
A young boy’s attempts to avoid a poor mark on a school assignment in 1990’s Sarajevo may have contributed to a civil war.
Directed by Igor Drljača
Duration: 9′ | Year: 2011
The Last ‘V’ of Vaclav Havel
A short film shot at the state funeral of Václav Havel during which the leaving statesman comments on his own memorial service for the final time. He has nothing more to lose, he can finally say things without restraint.
Directed by Jan Rendl
Duration: 12′ | Year: 2012