The Offering. 2018. Peru. Directed by Guille Isa, Bill Silva. In Quechua, Spanish; English subtitles. 7 min.
In the highlands of Peru, seekers of strength and guidance perform an ancient ritual of dance and music as an offering to the spirits. A Doc Fortnight/Cinema Tropical collaboration
Here There Is No Earth. 2017. USA. Directed by Martin DiCicco. In Turkish; English subtitles. 5 min.
A shepherd wandering between Turkey and Armenia confronts the potential threat of an invisible border.
A Singular Garden. 2017. Brazil. Directed by Monica Klemz. 16 min.
Past and present meet in this depiction of a public park in Rio de Janeiro that once hosted the formal affairs of the Presidential Palace. A Doc Fortnight/Cinema Tropical collaboration
Las Breas. 2018. USA. Directed by Laura Kraning, Blue Kraning. 12 min.
This conceptual short examines three of the world’s remaining six tar pits and how human beings have exploited one of the Earth’s most limited resources.
Takehara. 2017. Peru. Directed by Jarot Mansilla. 10 min.
In a greenhouse in the Lima desert, Mr. Takehara has been perfecting a bonsai oasis for 20 years. A Doc Fortnight/Cinema Tropical collaboration
Morning, Noon, Night; Water, Land and Sky. 2018. USA. Directed by Mark Street. 16 min.
Mark Street collaged and mixed hand-processed 16mm film, stills, found footage, and digital video to create this shimmering document of physical work in New York City’s Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Hablando con Dios. 2018. Cuba/Spain. Directed by Glenda Leon. 5 min.
In the pews of an ornately decorated Baroque church, congregants worship a new-age God that challenges the meaning of Higher Power. A Doc Fortnight/Cinema Tropical collaboration
90 Seconds in North Korea. 2018. Croatia/The Netherlands. Directed by Ranko Paukovic. 15 min.
Secretly filmed footage captures an eerie—yet oddly familiar—everyday life in North Korea.
Failing Up. 2018. USA. Directed by Jacqueline Goss. 7 min.
Abstract shots of Manhattan real estate make for a unique commentary on the current political climate in the United States.
WTF? 2018. USA. Directed by Emiko Omori. 2 min.
Though it wasn’t initially intended to be silly, this cheeky short captures absurdity and playfulness on a street corner in San Francisco’s Chinatown, encouraging us to laugh a little more.