Past screening

Sheffield DocFest Spotlights: Transition

Directed by: Jordan Bryon, Monica Villamizar
Runtime: 1h 30min Certificate: TBC

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Directed by: Jordan Bryon, Monica Villamizar
Runtime: 1h 30min Certificate: TBC
Topics: Sociopolitical

Filmmaker Jordan Bryon gains access to the Taliban during Afghanistan’s transition to an Islamic controlled state and navigates grave risks and ethical dilemmas.

Transition follows Australian filmmaker Jordan Bryon’s changing life as he reports and lives in a rapidly collapsing Afghanistan. This intricate journey as a trans-man becomes more complex when he’s granted exclusive access to a group of Taliban fighters. He grapples with ethical dilemmas while his relationships deepen with these men and as the Taliban regime restricts all forms of freedom, he and his friends Afghan filmmaker Teddy and photojournalist Kiana wrestle with their future and safety in the country.

A meditation on the binary by an extraordinary narrator, this documentary explores what it takes to feel at home in our own skins.

Followed by a Q&A with Jordan Bryon. 

In this joint curation between Bertha DocHouse and Sheffield DocFest, audiences are invited to discover the gems, highlights and new voices in non-fiction cinema which premiered in the past festival edition. 

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