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Bill Douglas Award 6: After We Left

21 August


GSFF 2020 Online

Bill Douglas Award 6: After We Left streams live at 15.00 on Friday 21 August, then is available on demand for 48 hours.

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The most vital new international cinema is showcased in the six programmes of the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film, celebrating honesty, formal innovation and the supremacy of image and sound in cinematic storytelling. Viewers have the opportunity to choose their favourite to win the Audience Award.

Lives are thrown into turmoil by conflict or displacement. When war or upheaval shapes your identity, how do you reconcile traumatic memories with the new life you build elsewhere?

Most films will be followed by a short Q&A with the director.

3 Logical Exits

A sociological meditation on the different “exits” that young Palestinians in refugee camps choose.

Cloud Forest

Five girls take the viewer on a journey through their parents’ experiences of the war in the former Yugoslavia.

The Heavy Burden

A young Syrian Kurd in Turkey returns to his country to retrieve a donkey.

The Physics of Sorrow

An anonymous man sifts through memories of his youth in Bulgaria through to his rootless adulthood in Canada.

Something to Remember

A lullaby before the great disaster. Six moments from our age, like memories of the world we leave behind.

  • Duration 1h55m
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