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SCREENING + Q & A with Max Cutting and James Dougan (directors of Nightcrawlers of Phnom Penh)
This documentary event is presented by DocHeads, one of the documentary world's leading organizations, in association with Film London, Film Hub London and BFI Film Audience Network. DocHeads believes that shortform is the future and this new programme premieres films from some of the most exciting filmmakers of the moment. The programme highlights the stories of the excluded or marginalized and takes us into new corners of the world, experiencing blindness through the eyes of a child; the world of journalists chasing car crashes in Cambodia; teenagers tempted by the far-right in Bradford; poetry in the Calais jungle and the life wisdom of a hog dog seller on the streets of London.
Radio H - Pete Middleton/James Spinney - UK THEATRICAL PREMIERE
a follow up to the multi-award winning, critically-acclaimed Notes on Blindness ★★★★★“A visionary, lyrical film” The Times . Throughout the 1980s, John’ Hulls eldest daughter Imogen was the self-styled presenter of ‘Radio H’, an ambitious make-believe radio show recorded on her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a counterpoint to John’s landmark investigation of blindness, this short film revisits Imogen’s childhood recordings, as she reflects on her life growing up with a blind father.
Nightcrawlers of Phnom Penh - Max Cutting & James Dougan
a visceral, cinematic insight into the lives of real-life “Nightcrawlers” chasing car crashes in the Cambodian city to sell photos.
Black Sheep - Christian Cerami
BAFTA shortlisted and Grierson nominated film looking at the wave of islamophobia sweeping Britain through the eyes of two young men. Set in the North of England, it explores the dynamics of working-class youth culture: rising inequality and deeply inherent xenophobia.
Refugee Blues - Stephan Bookas & Tristan Daws
A day in ‘the jungle, set to the verses of WH Auden’s 1939 poem Refugee Blues. More intimate than anything seen in the mass media, this documentary poem counterpoints the camp’s harsh reality of frequent clashes with the French riot police with its inhabitants longing for a better future.
Dinner Time - Jamie Roberts
the world according to hot dog seller Arezki on a Thursday night in Soho.