The 2nd edition DOC SCREENINGS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
The 2nd documentary film screenings. An international documentary film festival with the audience awards, fan award, and jury category awards.
October 12th-14th, 2023
THE LOST DRAGON
Documentary, Animal Trade, Jungle, Adventure, crime, corruption, television, science, environment, animals, reptile, lizard
Alex Spoerndli, Tobias Schreiner
One of the rarest lizards in the world is caught in the Indonesian jungle, exported across two international borders and dies miserably in the care of a European collector.
Documentary, Web Series, Animals, Ecology, Environmental, Nature, Rural
Landholders and ecologists are working in Hume City Council's Green Wedge to restore and manage land in harmony with nature, saving critically-endangered grasslands from extinction.
TRACES, VOICES OF THE SECOND GENERATION
Isaac Brown, Ana Paula Habib
Children of Holocaust survivors share their parents’ remarkable accounts of surviving history's darkest evils and illustrate how the Holocaust has shaped their own lives.
A PERFECT WASTE OF TIME
Tessa Meeus, Mirte Meeus
When we don’t share the same obsession, hobbies can be hard to understand. They appear time consuming, often expensive and even pointless. But hobbies can also offer us peace, and an immeasurable sense of fulfillment. Beginning this project Tessa & Mirte weren’t sure what had motivated their father’s lifelong hobby of breeding Welsh Mountain Ponies. In the seven years that followed it became clear what was at stake for him - recreating perfect ponies that had been lost, sustaining the historic breed, and most importantly, winning. Tessa & Mirte work on a film about their father Marius and his Oisterwijk Welsh Mountain Pony stud from 2015 until 2022. The result is a portrait of a father by two daughters. ‘A Perfect Waste of Time’ tells a story about endless patience, and the unbreakable generational thread between breeders and ponies.
Documentary, film research, observation
Somewhere on the outskirts of the city, unfamiliar people gather to listen to each other's stories. They've been doing this for many years in a row. It helps them survive. Meanwhile, in a half-abandoned apartment, complete strangers also meet to immerse themselves either in the celebration of life, or in mutual grief. And it helps them to survive as well.The study of existential turns into an in-depth observation of dozens of people who, consciously or in a state of altered consciousness, are trying to find the relationship between trauma, addiction and the hope of salvation.
SCIENCE FOR HIRE
Gary Null, Ph.D.
Science for Hire takes us on a journey through the most critical scientific issues that directly affect our health and well-being, shedding light on the hidden secrets of the scientific, pharmaceutical, and military industrial complexes.
THE ONLY BLACK MARK IN AN INFINITE WHITE
The Only Black Mark in an Infinite White follows a young hearing-impaired violinist's journey to independence with the help of music and a unique orchestra founded by an academic in Istanbul, Turkiye. The film tells the stories of Assistant Professor Mehmet Ali, who invented a method that enables the hearing impaired to play instruments, and Nazlı, one of the earliest orchestra members. Unfortunately, both were saddened after the orchestra ended because of a nationwide corruption case.
WHERE LIFE CAN TRULY BE
Documentary, Ecology, Ethnographic, Rural, Social
Alicia Van Assche
El Bierzo is a place where life can be. The best florist in Australia, a bank manager, the costume designer for the Foo Fighters, a beautician or a documentary filmmaker are some of the people who have decided to design their lives, live as they really want.
KANGAL: A LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN
Tomas Krsiak, Ivan Krsiak
How to protect livestock against damage caused by large predators? How to achieve a balance between human activity and wildlife in the wild? Worldwide, livestock guarding dogs are probably one of the most effective preventative measure in order to reduce depredation on farm animals, especially when animals graze in open country.
A RHINO'S LIFE
Documentary, Natural History, Wildlife, Animal, Animal Behavior
Rosie Koch, Roland Gockel
The shock of very first raindrops on a baby rhino's skin; horns, that may either be tender or inflict serious pain. Droughts, predators, mating acrobatics - a rhino's life is as full of surprises as it is rich with deep social bonds from the start. So is the close relationship between Malaika and her son Elias. For years, the two of them are inseparable. But Malaika is pregnant. When she finally goes into labor, nothing is the same anymore.