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September 13-30, 2023

OFF/ON Selection

Streaming online

This special section is available for streaming only. Streaming on Whush.com from September 13 to 30, 2023. Link will become available soon. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.

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Histories of Wolves (Portugal) by Agnes Meng

This film is a collection of stories related with wolf in north Portugal mountains. At one peak among rocky ranges, there is a village called Pitões das Junias. At nightfall hour, shepherds used to gather and tell stories. Myth, death, killings…things might or might not happened but inspired by internal fighting between human and wolf, between us and the wild.

Running time: 20:00

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Ride (Australia) Jeno Kim

A woman and a driver share a car ride. Whilst sharing the liminal space, the mysterious pair discover they may be more connected to each other than they realise. 

Running time: 00:07:10

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Holestepper (Peru) by Sergio Fernández Muñoz

Angel (Oswaldo Salas), an enthusiastic high school teacher, discovers a website where his students make fun of him and his disability through some strange videos. Mixing the reality and the digital universe adolescent, Angel will be involved in a world hitherto unknown.

Running time: 00:17:26

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Communified (United States) by Anton Mitchell

After an incident with law enforcement, ambitious teenager "Mendel" is recruited by a neighborhood organization of freedom fighters in 1968 Chicago. His own morals are soon tested after secrets are revealed to him regarding the agenda of the organization from the Spokesperson "RC" to it's Gatekeepers.

Running time: 00:17:24

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Circus Movements (Portugal) by Lukas Berger, Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Circus culture is a space of diversity, cooperation and integration. A magical space with real people. "Circus Movements" was shot with circus kids from Ethiopia - Liya and Beza, doing the hula hoop; Habtamnesh, doing the aerial hoop; and the Beniyam, only 5 years old, performing acrobatics. Collectively, they are great circus artists performing in the magnificent landscapes of Ethiopia.

Running time: 00:15:00

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Wuqiao Circus (Portugal) by Lukas Berger

In Wuqiao, a small Chinese town, the inhabitants are dedicated to circus. For decades, different generations present themselves as clowns, magicians, acrobats and tamers. During the holidays of Chinese New Year, the Wuqiao Acrobatic World turns into a big playground for spectators. Surrounded by Buddhist temples and Taoist sculptures, artists create their own space of circus tradition, imagination, illusion and reality. Backstage life is melancholic. “Wuqiao Circus”, a film about circus life fragments, performative existence and the love for playfulness.

Running time: 00:14:00

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The boy and the owl (Portugal) by Mário Gajo de Carvalho

A young boy lives his life in a magical way, surrounded by the picturesque atmosphere of his village, in this fable about love and the act of letting go.

Running time: 00:12:00

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Everyday Things (Bulgaria) by Andrea Dragov

While a boy and a girl are waiting at the train station, another girl sits behind them. The pair performs a backward arm movement, which she misses and goes on to board a train. 

Running time: 00:05:00

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Yoga Rider (Portugal) by Marco Espirito Santo

A short documentary on Downhill Skateboarder Alexandre Moreno as he recalls his journey into the sport and reveals how his Yoga practice has been decisive in his performance.

Running time: 00:03:14

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Creation Stories II: Edge of Sky (United States ) by Misha Penton

"Creation Stories II: Edge of Sky. The second in a series of 3 Misha Music Minis exploring origin stories in celebration of the Autumn 2021 Full Moons. This one is inspired by a fragment of the Norse cosmogony in the Icelandic Poetic Edda.

Running time: 00:02:27

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