Life Through A Lens (2021)

  • Shorts, Documentary
  • 1h 38m

An eclectic and diverse collection of short documentaries exploring themes from the most intimate and personal - such as blindness and re-establishing family relationships - to large societal and cultural themes including - wildlife extinction and corporate growth.

THE BEEKEEPER

(Dir: William McGregor / UK / 2020)

A beekeeper on the island of Anglesey faces losing her ancestral home to the development of a nuclear power plant. In English.

LAYLA’S EYES

(Dir: Sam Fabian Miller / UK / 2020)

A short observational documentary following the unique and beautiful relationship between a blind woman, Megan, and her guide dog, Layla. The film follows them through a day in their life. In English.

THE SCARECROWS

(Dir: Dan Hodgson / UK / 2020)

Set against the backdrop of an isolated society challenged by aging communities, Route 439 is the story of a dying Japanese village and its struggle for survival as its residents use peculiar methods to save the village. In English & Japanese with English Subtitles.

DAFA METTI

(Dir: Tal Amiran / UK / 2020)

Under Paris’ glittering Eiffel Tower, undocumented Senegalese migrants sell miniature souvenirs of the monument, to support their families back home. Far from their loved ones and hounded by the police, each day is a struggle through darkness in the City of Lights. In Wolof with English Subtitles.

FATHER

(Dir: Isabel Lamberti / Netherlands / 2019)

FATHER investigates the relationship between a father and his adolescent son with whom he has barely been in touch for nearly six years. He takes his son on a road trip to reconnect in the present while he reflects on the past talking to his girlfriend over the phone. In Dutch with English Subtitles.

THE FLYING GOLD OF ARABUKO

(Dir: John Davies / UK / 2020)

The literal and living story of the butterfly effect. The film looks into the practise of butterfly farming in Kenya and its effect on an entire ecosystem and the many species within it living on the brink of extinction. In English.

SHOWTIME

(Dir: Tommy Agriodimas / USA / 2020)_

A Short Interview documentary talking with Train Dancers Mozay and Jah exploring their motivations behind their livelihood and artistic self expression when dancing on subway trains in New York City. In English.

Package Age Recommendation: 15+

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