A selection of documentary shorts from the True/False Film Festival
Leading up to Labor Day, we present highlights culled from a decade's worth of programming at Missouri's great True/False Film Festival. These short documentary films depict stories of labor as an inevitable part of our lives, whether enjoyable and fulfilling, difficult and necessary, and/or both.
Tina Delivers a Goat (USA, Joe Callander, 2 min)
Through taking council with a local village elder, Tina discovers the benefits of a goat, delivers the goat, says hi to mama and papa and behbeh, takes a photo, and leaves. Global generosity in all its blunt simplicity.
El Cerco (Catalonia, Ricardo Íscar/Nacho Martin, 12 min)
As the fishing boats close in on the tuna, the tension escalates until the men capture their prizes.
Breadmakers (UK, Yasmin Fedda, 11 min)
At a unique Edinburgh bakery, a community of workers with learning disabilities makes a variety of organic breads for daily delivery to local shops and cafés.
A Son's Sacrifice (USA, Yoni Brook, 26 min)
A young American Muslim struggles to take over his father's halal slaughterhouse in New York City. Winner, Best Documentary Short, Tribeca Film Festival
Il Capo (Italy, Yuri Ancarani, 15 min)
A choreographed, spooky look at a marble quarry, this film features the best use of a monolith and upward pan since Kubrick's 2001. Man, machines, nature come together in an elemental masterpiece.
We will be joined by True/False Co-Founder Paul Sturtz, Programmer Karen Cirillo, and award-winning Cinematographer/Director Yoni Brook.
After, stick around to share a drink, meet the panelists, and keep the conversation going!