PÖFF : BNFF

Bridging the Gap - Short Documentaries 1

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Doc@Shorts

Everything in this world is connected and there are no coincidences. What we do know is that the world itself has been changing for a while, but what are the philosophical questions that come with this – is the change inevitable or is it only a manifestation of our choices? The films in this programme take you on a thoughtful journey alongside different living beings, who, too, are being affected by the choices and perceptions of individuals, large industries or even countries.

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening131601 / Sildade vahel - lühidokumentaalid 1
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningSildade vahel - lühidokumentaalid 1

Films

Baltic premiere

Herd

Local title
Kari
Title in Russian
Herd
Director
Omer Daida
Country
Israel
Year
2021
Programme
Doc@Shorts

Itamar, Naama’s father, owns a ranch that raises cattle for slaughter. Ten year old Naama deals with a big philosophical question regarding life & death while working with her Father. Together they attempt to bridge their worldview regarding death, while Naama develops feelings for the cattle, Itamar see’s death as an inevitable part of life.

Director
Omer Daida
Runtime
Language
Hebrew
Trailer

Stolen Fish

Local title
Varastatud kala
Title in Russian
Stolen Fish
Director
Gosia Juszczak
Country
Spain
Year
2020
Programme
Doc@Shorts

In the tiniest country of mainland Africa, The Gambia, fish is now being powdered up by Chinese corporations and exported to Europe and China to feed animals in industrial farming. As a result, Gambians are being deprived of their primary source of protein and overfishing is depleting marine ecosystems. The film follows Abou, Mariama and Paul, three Gambians who share intimate stories of daily struggle, anger, hope and longing for their loved ones in the midst of difficult migration routes. The first film on Gambia’s fishmeal factories, offering a unique insight into untold drivers of migration and the role played by women in new economic systems.

Director
Gosia Juszczak
Runtime
Language
English, Wolof

Baltic premiere

Naya

Local title
Naya
Title in Russian
Naya
Director
Sebastian Mulder
Country
Netherlands
Year
2021
Programme
Doc@Shorts

A documentary following Naya, a wolf that walked from East Germany to Belgium tagged with a GPS collar. The first wolf in Belgium in 100 years, she suddenly makes headlines – but her presence takes a mysterious turn. This voyeuristic collage of wildlife and surveillance camera footage explores the relationship between humans and this iconic wild animal.

Director
Sebastian Mulder
Runtime
Language
Dutch
Trailer