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Screening #3 | Documentary Strand

Two Short Nights

Thu 28 Nov 2019


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4pm - 5.30pm

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Screening #3 | Documentary Strand

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Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Film Festival is back for its 18th year with another exciting programme of screenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the vibrant world of short film. Whether you make film or love film, join us for must-see short films from across the globe, emerging local talent, and special events with industry professionals.

Screening #3 |  Documentary Strand

Featuring stories from close to home and reports from overseas, this powerful collection of short documentaries observe societies from across the globe and offer a frame in which to scrutinise the position we humans find ourselves.


Josu Venero, Jesus Mari Lazkano, 2019, Noway/Spain, Documentary, 17mins

Resting on the table is the map of my last trip to the Svalbard archipelago, at the North Pole. That map, crumpled and broken, has become a form of mental cartography, a territory of painting and drawing, a new and exciting space for the imagination.

Comings and Goings

Martha Orchard, 2019, UK/US, Documentary, 20mins

Exploring the destruction of Exeter bus station in relation to England’s past, present and future. Asking how it is impacted by gentrification, what it means to live with buildings and their histories, what is being destroyed, and for whom?

Mama Mania

Vincent Sparreboom, 2019, Netherlands, Documentary, 13mins

While on the verge of a manic episode, the mother of the director gets involved in a suspicious internet relationship.


Emma Askew, 2019, UK, Documentary, 8mins

Breakwater explores the importance of local action in reducing marine litter in the long-term at a national scale.

Human Again

Roxana Vilk, 2019, UK, Documentary, 7mins

A first hand account of one woman’s journey from Latvia to the UK where she was forced into a agricultural slavery. After 15 years she manages to escape and is now in protection, living in a safe house in the South West run by the charity Unseen, where she is starting to rebuild her life.

A rare opportunity to hear first hand from a survivor the reality of modern day slavery in the UK. 

99 Problems

Ross Killeen, 2019, Ireland, Documentary, 13mins

The colourful and cartoonish ice cream vans across Ireland are synonymous with childhood delight, hot summers and their unmistakable chimes – but the person behind the cone is a character often forgotten about.


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