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SHERPA

Dir: Jennifer Peedom

In April last year, a 14 million ton block of ice killed 16 Sherpas in the worst tragedy ever on Everest. The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of Sherpas on the mountain. This film tells their story for the first time.

CHEMSEX

Dir: Max Gogarty & William Fairman

This powerful film tells the stories of gay men whose lives have been affected by a rising phenomenon; Chemsex. Offering unprecedented access, this new doc is an unflinching journey into the dark underworld of modern, urban gay life.

DREAMS REWIRED

Dir: Manu Luksch & Martin Reinhart & Thomas Tode

Narrated by Tilda Swinton, Dreams Rewired traces the anxieties and cravings of today’s hyper-connected world back more than a hundred years, when film, television and the telephone were new. 

SHERPA + Q&A

Dir: Jennifer Peedom

In April last year, a 14 million ton block of ice killed 16 Sherpas in the worst tragedy ever on Everest. The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of Sherpas on the mountain. This film tells their story for the first time.

*LISTEN TO ME MARLON

Dir: Stevan Riley

A creative journey into the mind and motivation of an enigma. Making use of an archive of audio tapes, Brando’s own voice leads us through his life story, guiding us into the padlocked recesses of his own memory, and through the story of his life.

Pick of Doc/Fest: CONTAINMENT

Dir: Robb Moss & Peter Galison

Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground—and part graphic novel—Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.