A programme of documentaries from across 4 continents. Meditations on mortality and family: mourning, memorials, and medical ethics; the need for closure, the desire to move on, and the impossibility sometimes of ever doing so. All this, plus the disruptive effects of a chicken in the home, in this collection of strangely true stories.
THE GOOD FIGHT
Dir/Wri Ben Holman
Brazil | 16 min | 15
Alan Duarte has lost nine close family members to gun violence in his favela community in Rio de Janeiro. Now, through his boxing project, he’s fighting to build a better future for his son and his community.
Dir Lauren Knapp
USA | 18 min 54 sec | 15
Introducing Dr. Carlo Musso, a physician who has overseen Georgia’s lethal injection team since 2003.
Dir/Prod/Wri Edvard Karijord, Bendik Mondal
Cast: Tore Karijord, Karin Karijord, Knut Karijord, Torill Karijord
Norway | 20 min | 15
On the 8th of October 2013, Geir Karijord went missing in Romsdal Valley, Norway. Left in an emotional limbo, without closure, his family tries to determine what happened.
Dir/Prod/Wri Mohammadreza Vatandoust
Cast: Robabe Bakhshi
Iran | 13 min 25 sec | PG
The building of the Lafour dam in Northern Iran resulted in a number of villages having to be evacuated, as they would be submerged under water. But one old woman has a reason to stay behind...
THE LAST OF HIS KIND
Dir/Wri/Prod Jánik von Wilmsdorff
Cast: Paul Friedrich Freitag
Germany | 11 min 12 sec | 15
Paul's home is now like a ghost town, attracting rubberneckers every day, from all over the world. But since his birth, Paul himself has never gone farther than a few kilometres from this place, because his heart belongs here.
Dir/Prod Rishi Chandna
Cast: The Bharde Family
India | 13 min 56 sec | 15
There lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household are turned upside down when the eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with...