Archived: Documentary Shorts Block (Encore Presentation)
Surveyors Museum / 220 Museum Dr, Lansing MI 48933 / Alcohol offered
Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only
Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Short Film
*Denise, a 20-year-old girl, visits nearly every day the Viennese ‘Prater’ amusement park to take some rides with the electronic ‘Tagada’ carousel because it helps her to get over her difficult past.
Bernhard Wenger / 2015 / 5 minutes / German / Austria
Brian Petillo / 2015 / 8 minutes / English / USA
We Would End the Paintings
The use of music and art belong together. Taking time for both has been pushed to the background in the fast paced times of the world wide web. Alexander Hanke creates screen prints and gigposters under the pseudonym „Zum Heimathafen“ since many years now. His artwork expresses his feelings to the music and the bands. In old fashioned handwork, the pictures emerge in his living room and later in the workshop, he prints a strictly limited edition of his design. In the prints you can relive moments of a song, a certain part of the lyrics or a special feeling you had during the concert of a band.
Matthias Fritsche / 2105 / 5 minutes / German / Germany
From 1968 to 1976, Estaifan Shilaita was the boxing champion of Iraq. Despite his success, Estaifan was barred from representing the Iraqi national team. After this defeat, and with the encouragement of his family, he risked everything to leave his home country. He traveled to Greece where he faced constant struggle. Everything seemed hopeless until he met his wife Hannah who brought a joy into his life that has lasted almost 40 years.
Brett Garamella, Patrick McGowan / 2015 / 19 minutes / English / USA
A Passion of Gold and Fire
Sébastien Pins / 2104 / 6 minutes / French / Belgium
Skips Stones for Fudge
For over a decade, Russ “Rock Bottom” Byars and Kurt “Mountain Man” Steiner have endured a rivalry that lifted competitive stone skipping to unthinkable heights. Tested by physical ailments, emotional hardships and the rise of young talent, these obscure legends fight to cement their place in the record books.
Ryan Seitz / 2015 / 52 minutes / English / USA