Shorts at the Frontline Club

Screening Friday 11 July 2014, 7:00PM

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 many different 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 one particular remarkable event or person.


  • Xenos


    A bleak tale of lost Lebanese souls in Greece unfolds over the course of a telephone conversation between friends. Stranded in a country gripped by economic catastrophe, refugees have resorted to desperate measures to buy hard drugs for fleeting solace. Directed by Mahdi Fleifel | Duration: 14′ | Year: 2013

    • The Source

      The Source

      The Source shows life in a depopulated village destroyed by the war in the south of Nagorno-Karabakh. Everything seems to occur as if in a daydream. An older woman is drying walnuts in her devastated house, which is the only occupation. She shares her story about the dead that haunt her under the walnut tree by the spring. Directed by Marcin Sauter | Duration: 6′ | Year: 2014.

      • Two at the Border

        Two at the Border

        Based in the Turkish city of Edirne, Ali and Naser help refugees cross the border into Greece. European authorities are working hard to patrol the border, which makes the crossing increasingly difficult. In between the preparations to get their clients out of Turkey, they hang around their apartment, smoke and chat about their families at home, where they hope to return one day. Directed by Tuna Kaptan and Felicitas Sonvilla | Duration: 30′ | Year: 2013.

        • The Opposition

          The Opposition

          In the wake of the 1973 military coup in Chile, American-backed dictator Augusto Pinochet transformed Santiago’s National Stadium into a concentration camp where political opponents were tortured and assassinated. Only months later, that same stadium was scheduled to host a decisive World Cup qualifier between Chile and the Soviet Union. Directed by Ezra Edelman & Jeffrey Plunkett | Duration: 23′ | Year: 2014.

          • Adrift


            Forced to flee his home country of Uganda, Simu now works and lives 150 km above the Arctic Circle. Surrounded by the frozen landscape, he shares his family story. Directed by Frederik Jan Depickere | Duration: 9′ | Year: 2013.