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SWEET TASSA • 2019

DIRECTOR: Christopher L. Ballengee

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '58

 

SYNOPSIS: Brought to Trinidad by indentured laborers from India who first arrived in 1845, tassa drumming has become an important marker of Indian Trinidadian cultural identity. The film explores both musical and socio-political elements of tassa performance, focusing on the life and family of noted drummer Lenny Kumar. As the story unfolds, tassa emerges as a metaphor for Indian Caribbean culture, rooted in India while also thoroughly Caribbean.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette

FEATURETTE

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gallery/m2003 • invisible one

INVISIBLE ONE • 2019

DIRECTOR: Yuki Ito

COUNTRY: Japan

RUNTIME: '59

 

SYNOPSIS: Tado Festival is held every year on May 4th and 5th at Tado-taisha Shrine in Japan. It's said that samurais began in around 1338-1341. Each of the 6 districts in Tado elects 3 horses and 1 rider from the district. 6 riders who are dressed in the samurai outfit run up about 2 metres tall precipice with unity of rider and horse.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette

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gallery/m2003 • goiat

GOIAT • 2019

DIRECTOR: Jordi Prieto Lafuente

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '31

 

SYNOPSIS: Pere and Mar leave their hometown with the intention of starting a free life in the Pyrenees. They find a job in the Vall d'Aran as a sheep shepherds and with the order to reduce the bear attacks on cattle. Isolated in their cabin, the couple witnesses, through news that they reach the phone, how the native population opposes the policies of re-introduction of the brown bear in the Pyrinees by the European Union.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette

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gallery/madriff • laurels • official selection 2020