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SET 28-16 THE 2016 DOCUMENTARY MARATHON

Some of the best short documentaries I’ve seen over the past year.

 

 

 

The other marathons and previous editions can be found in the MARATHONS category here:

MARATHONS

 

 

 

 

PLAYER 2 by John

A boy, his dad, a video game and a ghost caught in a recovered X-Box (US, 2′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SHINING STAR OF LOSERS by Mickey Duzyj

Japan 2003, economical darkness. People find hope in a horse that loses every single race. ♥♥♥ (18′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE RUNNERS by Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley

UK. Quotes from everyday #runners on the run: life, love, death. Use CC button for subtitles (11′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE IS MORE by Alexis Boling

Fascinating portrait Rolly Robinson describing the event that changed his perception on life (6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAKE INISHTURK GREAT AGAIN by David Freid

Donald Trump opponents are ready to move to Ireland if he is elected. Inishturk, get ready (9′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT I’M DANCING ABOUT by Tim Nackashi

IanEastwood talks about what motivates him to dance. Words of wisdom for all artists. (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIMON BECK – SNOW ARTIST #inspirasjonstryn

Snow artist or lunatic? Snow art definitely challenges all notions of consumerism.. and art (6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURF IN SIBERIA ARCTIC OCEAN 5 by Kokorev Konstantin

Russian surfers travel to Siberia to catch the best waves (24′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST GUIDO VAN HELTEN by Selina Miles

Australia street artist travels to Iceland, commissioned to turn a ship into a work of art ★★★(6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIKING FOR EMAILS by Clemens Purner

A visionary entrepreneur takes us on a guided tour of a remote region in Nepal (9′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EL PORVENIR by Alfredo Alcantara and Josh Chertoff

Mexico. A father proudly runs a cockfighting business and hopes his son will take over (15′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAD COMPANY by Simon Sharp

Existence in Kathmandu. Good, evil, human nature and the cruel realities of life (9′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKATEBOARDING IN PINE RIDGE by Greg Hunt

Skateboard in Lakota reservation as suicide prevention (17′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA REPUBLIQUE DU SKATEBOARD by Neels Castillon

France. “An impressionistic ode to street skateboarding” (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A SECOND WORLD by Ruben Woodin-Dechamps & Oscar Hudson

Yougoslavia. Futuristic monuments of a distant utopia, communications with communist aliens (18′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VALLEY OF A THOUSAND HILLS by Jess Colquhoun

Beautiful glimpse into the skateboard community in South Africa. (11′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIDERS OF THE WELL OF DEATH by Erik Morales

India. Stunt drivers taking part in the daredevil sport known as “Well of Death” (15′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIGHTCRAWLERS OF PHNOM PENH by James Dougan, Max Cutting & Dan Ridgeon

NIGHTCRAWLERS: The tough and rough life of night journalists in Cambodia capital PhnomPehn (11′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARRIAGE MARKET by Floyd Russ

China – women not married by the age of 25 are called “leftovers” and sentenced to the market (4′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUVENILE by Jovan Todorovic

Life in a Serbian young offenders institution. Gloom, despair and resilience. (17′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERENITY by Jack Dunphy

A personal and playful account of having sex with a heroin addict. Sundance 2015 selection. (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I AM YUP’IK by Daniele Anastasion & Nathan Golon

Alaska. Portrait of a community brought together through basketball ★★★★ (17′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW THE CAMPAIGN TURNED VIOLENT by Francesca Trianni

A hate-generating-democracy (12′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC STOP by Gina Kamentsky and Julie Zammarchi

An African-American recalls how he nearly lost his life in an interaction with Denver police (3′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPOMAN by Giacomo Gex

Los Angeles A loving and jarring portrait of a repoman in the City of Angels ★★★★★ (15′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOICES FROM MANUS ISLAND by Lukas Schrank

Refugees kicked out of Australia and shipped to dismal and dangerous Manus Island (15′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUTTING LOOSE by Adrian Mcdowell and Finlay Pretsell

Scotland prison hairdressing competition: where prisoners are given a chance at a new life (30′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAYDREAMING by Enric Ribes & Oriol Martinez

A very small man loves #basketball and decides to put together a team of small people (6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES ON BLINDNESS by Peter Middleton and James Spinney

Diary notes and thoughts of a blind man trying to make sense of his physical condition (12′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAN UNDER by Paul Stone

“In NYC, we’ve had more people dying from suicide than from homicide for the past decade and more”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE LAST BOOKSTORE by Chad Howitt

Running an old-school bookstore might seem obsolete in our digital world. And yet… (12′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PAINTER OF JALOUZI by David Darg & Bryn Mooser

Bringing colors to the largest slum in Haiti. Beautiful. Filmed on iPhone 6s Plus (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAIT OF RAFEL DELALANDE by Valentin Petit

Tattoo artist talks about God, religion, Satan & the existential struggle. Thought-provoking (3′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELGIN PARK by Danny Yourd

A man who channelled his fears and fantasies into a model city (11′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XIONG DI by Enric Ribes & Oriol Martinez

China. A factory worker and kickboxer fights to be with the girl he loves (6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YELLOW FEVER by Ng’endo Mukii

African girls feel they need to bleach their skin to be more attractive (6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE OF THE DELTA by Joey L

Ethiopia – Drought , natural resources become scarce, escalating clashes between groups. (29′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN MEETS GASOLINE – THE 24 HOURS OF LEMONS by Marcus Ubungen

Recycling old cars and putting them on a racetrack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOMADS OF MONGOLIA by Brandon Li

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALLS OF CHANGE by Jenner Furst

Miami – Art is color, creativity, energy, electricity – How art can really change a place. (5′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA REINA by Manuel Abramovich

Argentina. A bitch of a mother lives vicariously through her daughter. Terrible parenting. (18′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIKINI WORDS by Nils Clauss

Korea. A class in Korean linguistics, factory worker lingo (6′)

 

 

 

The other marathons and previous editions can be found in the MARATHONS category here:

MARATHONS