Doxita II: All in a Day’s Work
Monday, September 14, 2009
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Mon, Sep 14 at 8:00pm
New York premiere of the second annual Doxita, a traveling festival of short non-fiction films. Doxita presents films that are under 40 minutes in length, representing a wide variety of documentary-domestic and foreign, short and longer format, serious and funny-and showcasing accomplished short non-fiction work that people don’t often get a chance to see.
Doxita: All in a Day’s Work
Labor is an inevitable part of our lives. For some it’s an enjoyable and fulfilling endeavor, for others a difficult and unpleasant necessity. While not romanticizing this fact of life, it is possible to find beauty in the routines that people perform. These filmmakers have crafted beautiful, and sometimes humorous, portraits of their subjects’ daily work.
China’s Wild West (UK, Urszula Pontikos, 10 min.) – An observational and austere look at a group of miners in Western China who chip away at a dry riverbed, hoping to discover jade.
Breadmakers (UK, Yasmin Fedda, 11 min.) – A tender portrait of a unique community of workers with disabilities who work together to produce organic breads for delivery in Edinburgh.
Wood (USA, David Fenster, 21 min.) – Beautifully shot images of a Northwest logging company and stories from its employees form this elegy to a rapidly disappearing type of job that includes pride in work, generational history and physical labor.
Shika Shika (USA, Stephen Hyde, 10 min.) – Filmed in the Peruvian Andes, this spirited film follows one family that for three generations has scaled the Peruvian Andes to “harvest” ice for shika shika, a colorful shaved ice treat they sell in the market.
The Tailor (Spain, Oscar Perez, 31 min. ) – In a small shop in Barcelona, Pakistani tailor Mohamed holds court over mounds of plastic bags containing customer’s clothing.
Doxita films are also playing before our regular features in the Short Attention Span Cinema program. Click here to view the full schedule.