Presented by BLACK SCREEN in association with KINOFILM*.
This 90 minute programme previews shorts filmed in Africa, Asia, Middle East, France and
Australasia that will be appearing in this year's Manchester International Film Festival.
Dir: Hardeep Singh Kohli [England] 3 min.
An amusing insight into the conflicts and diversities of British Asian family life.
Dir. Sigalit Lipshitz [Israel] 13.40 min
A hot summer day, and an Israeli chicken breeder and his Romanian 'white' colleague are
driving chickens to the market. Upon arriving at a Palestinian roadblock, their journey is
brought to a halt.
Dir. Adama Roamba [France] 25 min
Garba, Moctar and Ali run away from their Koranic school. They go to Ouagadougou, where they
meet SDI, a street child, with whom they will fight against all to survive.
'THE ANATOMY CLASS'
Dir. Zung Soyun [Korea] 12 min
A teacher and her group of female students begin an anatomy class in the lab. Three soldiers
come in and shoot themselves in order to become specimens.
Dir. Cate Shortland [Australia] 19 min
Daisuke, Hana and Tetsu are three Japanese friends sharing an apartment in Bondi Beach.
After a year of carefree living, Daisuke has to return to Japan to work in his
father's butcher shop. A lyrical vignette of final days and home videos.
'EVEN THE WIND' (Meme Le Vent)
Dir. Laurance Attali [France] 18 min
Set in Dakar, this short follows an exotic and eventful taxi journey through a colourful
African landscape. A white female saxophonist finds herself increasingly attracted towards
her male driver. A magical cinematic journey, which also plays humorously upon the
ideological differences between two cultures.
* Kinofilm 5th Manchester International Short Film and Video Festival www.kinofilm.org.uk