Having lived in Edinburgh for over a decade, Gray, a guide from Dalian, acts like a host introducing Scotland to new Chinese students, although he still lives a wandering life here, sometimes alone in a rented flat, but more often on the road. He seems to be living in the air, present in his moving car, in the words of his carefully constructed social media, and in his dreams.
International Documentary - Short Form
Yongzhonglamu decided to fulfill her 96-year-old mother's wish to pass on their love to the children with her own hands and in her own way.
With her hard work and the inherited skills, she saved enough money to change phones and complete the repair of the water mill, sending love to the children in this way.
"What the Soil Remembers," examines the trauma of a community uprooted during the Apartheid regime, making way for an educational institution that would become synonymous with the foundation of white supremacist ideologies. The film follows a group of elders who illuminate the screen with their approach to the problem. The collective wisdom and patience embedded in their actions is what a nationalist regime tried to violently take away from them years earlier.
On February 24, Russia attacked Ukraine. This is one of the millions of stories of Ukrainians who fled their homes. The path of heroes from the snowy peaks to the destroyed cities, wrapped in fear and love for each other to find a safe place. Our project is a look at a war that should not have happened on the threshold of the 21st century, but did.
The illegal in Russia private military company "Wagner Group" rose in popularity during the war in Ukraine. In The Wagner Group. Putin's Mercenaries documentary Ewa Galica talks to former Wagner Group mercenaries who fled to the West, disagreeing with the group's methods of operation. The film also features a Russian dissident who risks his life by revealing information concerning executions within the group, crimes committed by its members, and their contracts.
The Entangled Forest is a film which explores the multifaceted interrelationships between trees and fungi within forest ecologies. Featuring the voice of ecologist Suzanne Simard, and her ground-breaking research into tree and fungi communities, the documentary reflects on the ‘biological neural network’ of forest ecosystems, and how the reciprocal, shared behaviour of mycelium and trees creates a resilient and healthy community of co-dependent species.