Join us for a collection of short films, curated in collaboration with Guardian Documentaries.
Telling urgent contemporary stories from around the world with a unique artistic lens, the films explore a range of compelling personal perspectives, from identity in the age of AI, to a lost language in Laos, to life in Yellowstone’s winter wilderness.
Following the showcase, on Wednesday the 8th of November, the filmmakers discussed their work with Lindsay Poulton, Head of Documentaries at The Guardian.
My Blonde GF
Rosie Morris | 18mins
An awful discovery turns Helen’s life upside down. Sexually explicit deepfake images appear on a porn site, with her own face edited onto other women’s bodies. In this disturbing story of deepfake porn, Helen shares the immense impact this episode has had on her life.
Sparsh Ahuja and Omi Gupta | 17 mins
The whistled language of the Hmong people of northern Laos straddles the boundary between music and speech. We glimpse a vanishing musical language deeply connected to the natural world.
Laurence Topham and David Levene | 12 mins
Steven Fuller is a winter caretaker who has lived at Yellowstone national park for the past 50 years. Both he and the park face an uncertain future, with the climate crisis threatening to forever change one of North America’s last great wildernesses.
A Mouthful of Petrol
Jess Kohl | 34 mins
A shared passion for banger racing, a rough style of racing in self-built cars, becomes the catalyst for parental lessons when racing hero Wayne mentors his 12 year old son JayDee toward his debut race. This coming of age documentary poignantly reframes performances of masculinity.