Donderdag 19 + vrijdag 20 januari, 20:30
Cheap Cuts Doc Film Festival presents: Directed By Women
diverse korte documentaires
Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival komt naar Amsterdam! Op beide dagen vertonen we een selectie van korte documentaires die vertoond zijn op het Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival 2016 in Londen. Alle vijf de films zijn geregisseerd door vrouwen.
Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival is coming to Amsterdam! On both days we'll screen a selection of short documentaries shown at the Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival 2016 in London. All the films are directed by women.
The Final Nights
Reneé van der Ven, NL, 18 min
Joop knows that his life is going to end soon. Loes, a volunteer, is going to watch over his deathbed at night to offer his close family some rest. An intimate observational documentary capturing what takes place during these nights.
Julia Furer, Switzerland, 20 min
Julian has been living in an old warehouse for twelve years, building harpsichords. When he faces eviction from his live-in workshop, he is confronted with the fact that he has neglected himself as a human being.
Field NotesVashti Harrison, USA/Trinidad/Tobago, 18 min
An experimental portrait of the ghosts embedded in the culture of the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Structured as a visual guide to the spirits of the island; from personal tales about shape-shifters and bloodsuckers, to the ghosts of Trinidad's past.
The InternationalTatiana Mazu, Argentina, 13 min
This family archive based film documents the lives and relationships between two sisters and their mother. Intimately portrayed through home VHS videos, the film is both touchingly funny and moving at the same time.
Knife in the Wife
Vita Drygas, Poland, 11 min
For over fifteen years the circus owner and his son have been throwing knives at their wives. The documentary portrays the life of the provincial Arizona Circus. Despite the fact that their show isn't the highest of arts, the magic of the circus fascinates the young viewers.
Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival is completely run by volunteers. They are a group of creative individuals working with passion to promote short documentary as both a means of artistic expression and social change. They want to give the status it deserves.
Their aim is to create an alternative festival for filmmakers on a budget. Film can be an extremely inaccessible medium and financially the film industry is one of the most unforgiving around. Film schools remain out of reach for most young people, obtaining the latest equipment is not cheap and even cinema trips are now a luxury outing. They believe that filmmaking should be inclusive, not exclusive.