New Shorts Documentary: Kinship

Thursday, 20 January 2022

20-01-22 Documentary: Kinship

Image: I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore, Viv Li, 2021

Focusing both on direct and mediated interactions between families and friends, these filmmakers turn to documentary to explore a spectrum of relationships. Using the tools of the form to facilitate uncomfortable conversations, return to personal archives or simply act as a record of a moment in time – there is a specificity to these films that could not be achieved without the malleability and breath allowed those who seek to simply document.   In uncompromising honesty and across distances, these films reflect on lost and recovered relationships, the challenge of being candid with parents, and the dreams of immortality that bind youthful friendships.


Curated by Miranda Mungai

Thursday, 20 January 2022

7:00 pm

Daughters

Daughters

Katharina Soon-Hi Thaler, Stella Deborah Traub , Quynh Le Nguyen

21'

2021

Germany

“I was born and there they were.” Three filmmakers reflect on the inescapable connection to their parents. — Three daughters, three encounters filled with questions about this lifelong bond, and the loving and painful experiences it involves.

I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore

I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore

Viv Li

16'

2021

Belgium

A wistful but witty account of a trip to Beijing by an art student who has been abroad for ten years. Her stay with her family mercilessly exposes how uprooted she has become by her life abroad. 

Calle Feria 37

Calle Feria 37

Adriana Solé

9'

2021

Spain

A collection of interviews with childhood friends give an insight from which to observe the experience of life in Sevilla, discussing trauma, high school and the fear of death.

You are always 20

You are always 20

Christer Wahlberg

15'

2021

Sweden

The director gets hold of an old feature film from 2001, that he and his best friend made when they were 19. When he looks at it he remembers his youth and understands why their friendship is lost.