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 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.
The total running time of the evening is 85 minutes.
Sonntag 3 is a whimsy flashback of a blind date with chancellor Angela Merkel. This third episode of a series about Sunday outings explores the inner world of one of the most powerful women in politics today, and goes beyond all the official goings-on. Directed by Jochen Kuhn | Duration: 14′ | Year: 2012
In March 2011, photographer Guy Martin arrived in Libya on the trail of uprisings that were sweeping across the Middle East. One month later he lay in a hospital bed in Misrata fighting for his life after a rocket propelled grenade landed near his group, killing photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros and at least seven rebel soldiers. Directed by Emile Dinneen | Duration: 19′ | Year: 2014
Habib and his family were forced to flee their native village in southeast Turkey 25 years ago and moved to Istanbul. Habib returned to his village seven years ago, while his first family didn’t. He remarried and had four more children but misses his only son Ramazan. When Ramazan decides to visit the village for the first time since he was five, Habib will try anything to make his stay permanent. Directed by Reber Dosky | Duration: 25′ | Year: 2014
Perched atop a mountain, in a park of sacred miniatures, stands the world’s largest statue of Pope John Paul II. Constructed entirely of Styrofoam and fiberglass, the statue stands an impressive 14 metres high and overlooks a rural Polish town. Filled with stunning visuals and surreal scenes, The Supreme is a humorous portrait of the irony and spectacle of religion. Directed by Katarzyna Gondek | Duration: 20′ | Year: 2013
In a small Scottish town in 1974, factory workers refused to carry out repairs on warplane engines in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup in Chile. Four years pass then the engines mysteriously disappear in the middle of the night. Forty years later the factory workers re-unite and look back on what was gained and what was lost. Directed by Felipe Bustos Sierra | Duration: 14′ | Year: 2013
Ramallah Stories – Check-Point Boy
In order to supplement their families’ income, young Palestinian boys spend most of their childhood selling bric-a-brac at military check points. Confronted by the daily repression of the Israeli army, they dream of a future. Directed by Shireen Abu Hamda | Duration: 4′ | Year: 2013