Director: Ruby Yang
This year's Academy Awards winner for Best Short Documentary, The Blood of Yingzhou District, transports us to an impoverished district of China. Here, desperate parents donate blood in return for a few yuan - and AIDS. Their orphaned children suffer as family traditions and village obligations break down in the face of this unmerciful disease.
“An impressionistic rendering of life in a destroyed city.” - VarietyVoices of Bam offers a poetic view of life struggling to resurrect itself in a ruined city. In December 2003, a major earth… More »
This portrait of a small grocery store in a tenement neighbourhood contends that utopias can be found in the most unlikely of places. ... Amid the charmless, crumbling tenement buildings in a suburb … More »
Filmmaker Gary Burns pushes the boundaries of the documentary genre in unanticipated ways in this study of modern suburbia.The suburbs - the dominant form of community planning in North America for… More »
“[A] gently moving vision of people and lands struggling to reconcile the past with an uncertain present.” - VarietyPrimo Levi's horrific account of surviving Auschwitz, If This is a Man, is co… More »
Director Mohammed Naqvi will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of Shame ... This is the true story of a woman who fought back against a shameful perversion of jus… More »