Opposing Sides

2017 Festival

Thur, May 11 @ 6:00 pm – GPLT

Conflict is the engine that drives all stories and this package illustrates how different the stories can be. It contains a documentary about the 100th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, a documentary about the refugee crisis in Europe, a powerful drama about a former child soldier, and an outrageous black comedy for something completely different.

Stick to Your Gun

Gun-loving Dorian aspires to cook breakfast for the man handcuffed to her bed, but her plans get derailed when she cracks open an egg and a baby chick falls out. When she realizes the creature is alive, she tries to kill it and a war of wits ensues.

The Other Side of Home

In 1915, an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks in what historians call the first genocide of the 20th century. In 2015, a Turkish woman discovers that her great grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. This documentary follows Maya as she goes to Armenia to take part in the…

12 Days in Idomeni

A documentary that looks at the humanitarian crisis in Europe from the perspective of Álvaro, a Spanish volunteer who works at Idomeni, one of the refugee camps in northern Greece. Winner of the 2017 Best Documentary Short Award.

Born in Battle

A twelve-year-old child solder manages to escape the clutches of his rebel masters, but he cannot escape the trauma he endured as the past intrudes into the present and brings him back to the moment he stood in front of his parents and sister with a terrible decision to make.