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Complete list of films that will be part of Cheap Cuts 2016 on Sunday 3rd April.  Click on the pictures for more information.

A running ocupation (22 mins)

Joe Sartorius & Lina Caicedo | UK-Palestine

 

The story of a diverse group of Palestinians pushing their physical and political limits through training for the 2015 Palestine Marathon held in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

 

The crossing (6 mins) 

Kadri Koop | USA

 

Combating one of the highest teen suicide rates of the country, a man working as a crossing guard in a wealthy Silicon Valley town reflects on his experience.

Julian (20 mins)

Julia Furer | Switzerland

 

Julian has been living in an old warehouse for twelve years, building harpsichords. When he faces eviction from his live-in workshop, he is confronted with the fact that he has neglected himself as a human being

 

Kobane 15 (14 mins)

Amir Kabir Jabbari | Syria-Iran

 

An intimate glimpse into the lives of those we think we know.  The people of Kobani take on the role of filmmakers in this groundbreaking documentary.

Black Sheep (16 mins) 

Christian Cerami | UK


Black Sheep follows two brothers from the North of England and their adolescent curiosity for the EDL - a right-wing street protest movement against radical Islam in Britain.

 

Last Resort (13 mins) 

Danielle Swindells | UK

 

The collapse of the “bucket and spade” holiday since the 1970’s has left Blackpool with a vast landscape of dormant guesthouses, which are now beginning to fundamentally change in nature. 

Seven Days a Week (10 mins)

Tal Amiran | UK

 

For the last 36 years, Paul has opened his North London paper stall at 4:40 am, seven days a week, every week of the year.

 

A brother's love (15 mins)

Jarret Robetson | USA

 

A Brother's Love explores the lives of two sets of brothers and their passion for street dancing. They perform daily on the New York subway in hope of catching the attention of someone able to help make their dreams come true.

 

Knife in the Wife (11 mins)

 Vita Drygas | Poland

 

For over fifteen years the circus owner and his son have been throwing them at their wives. Knife In the Wife is a documentary impression portraying the life of the provincial Arizona Circus.

What day is today (13 mins)

Collective Fotograma 24 | Portugal

 

Animated documentary short film made by the youth of Montemor-o- Novo. Collection of testimonies of an older generation who witnessed 40 years of dictatorship and another 40 of fable-like democracy.

 

The olympic village (5 mins)

Rodrigo Tapia O. | Chile-Germany

 

A Film-Portrait of the abandoned olympic village in Berlin.

Dyab (20 mins)

 Mazin Sherabayani | Iraq

 

12-year-old Dyab is a Kurdish Yazidi boy living at Arbat refuge camp. Dyab’s dream is, to become a filmmaker and actor and tell the stories and sufferings of his people to the outside world.

 

 

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