Docs in a Row

2011 Festival

Sat, May 7 @ 1:30 p.m.

From the serious to the whimsical, these documentaries provide unique views of the world. At the end of this package, filmmaker Karl Mattson (Sisters of Karnataka) will participate in a 15-minute Q and A.

Films in this package

Edmonton filmmaker Trevor Anderson drops his camera from the High Level Bridge in memory of those who have jumped.  Won Honorable Mention, Best Short Film at the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest in Los Angeles.

Top soccer referee Martin Hansson had a successful journey towards his dream – to referee in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.  Then one dark night in Paris on November 18th, 2009, all hell broke loose.  Won Best Football Film at the 2010 International Sport Film Festival in Palermo, Italy.

Wood If profiles the work and process of world-renowned Vancouver artist and furniture designer Judson Beaumont as he creates a new piece and his previous work is shown with new context and perspective.

Filmmakers in Attendance: Karl Mattson and Andrew Lodge.  Sisters of Karnataka is a documentary about the unconventional spread of HIV/AIDS through the southern Indian countryside where poverty and tradition drive young women into the sex trade. Relegated to the lowest caste of society, they are highly susceptible to infection by HIV and other sexually transmitted…

He is just 15 years old, but Vinh has already accepted his destiny – to be sick for the rest of his life with incurable arsenic poisoning. He dreams about going to Phnom Penh, becoming a karaoke star, and winning the affections of adoring fans. But his body is scarred by illness, and he expects the…