In Our Mind's Eye: Documentary Shorts Panorama
Explore the unique worldviews of these seven short documentaries. Witness a sensual snapshot of life with degenerative blindness. Listen to the melting glaciers of the Swiss Alps with sound artist Ludwig Berger, and hear the powerful story of a women’s exclusion amid the mountains of Afghanistan. Ponder the ironies of global tourism and the curiosities of crop circles, and finally, as a magical moon creeps in, let intertwined tales and timelines wash over you in mysterious Manzanillo, Costa Rica.
Hills and Mountains | Salar Pashtoonyar | Canada | 2022 | 7mins
Shooting on location in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, director Salar Pashtoonyar uses a thought-provoking and powerful hybrid of documentary and fiction to delve deep into the experience of a woman forced to the edge of her society.
**Been There **| Corina Schwingruber Ilić | Switzerland | 2023 | 9mins
Weekend trips, city breaks, a detour into nature or once around the world. Barely a few days off, you’re already gone. Never before has the desire to travel been so widespread and visited places so overloaded. What do we get out of it, other than the picture proof that we have been there?
Picturing Wonderland | Alfie Elms | United Kingdom | 2022 | 8mins
An experimental snapshot of the experience of living with a degenerative blindness, Picturing Wonderland explores one woman’s fascinating relationship with the colours of the world around her as well as her use of film photography as a form of documentation and self-expression.
Crying Glacier | Lutz Stautner, Philipp Becker | Germany | 2023 | 14mins
The louder the glacier, the stronger the melt. The creaking, cracking and rippling is the voice of impermanence. Sound artist Ludwig Berger shows how important it is to listen to the world that surrounds us. The film follows him on one of his numerous visits to Morteratsch glacier in the Swiss Alps where he collects fascinating sounds that might disappear forever.
The Circlemakers | Matthew W Sterling | Not Specified | 2023 | 8mins
A small group of artists in the Southwest of England create jaw-dropping pieces of land art in fields of crops. However, their work often goes uncredited while fuelling a booming industry of tour guides and healers, stoking heated debates about UFOs and more…
The Moon Will Contain Us | Kim Torres | Costa Rica | 2023 | 18mins
As a magical moon creeps in, different timelines entwine in the mysterious and stagnant town of Manzanillo, Costa Rica. Hear the voices of young and old speak of past, present and possible futures in this beautifully evocative study of place and community.
This shorts programme is screening in venues during LIFF 2023. To see a full listing of our film programme please visit our What’s On Page.
Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom