February 10, 2012

dam film fest block 10 "documentary B: around the world"

"ice balance"
very short documentary of a woman who begins ice climbing in her 50s.  nice, tight, film.

"charcoal boy"
great documentary about a burmese kid who sorts charcoal for sale, but yearns for a girl on the rich side of town.

"sterling hallard bright drake"
a documentary about a strange man who erects an odd gravestone to himself.  and he's not dead yet.

"UMOJA: no men allowed"
documentary about a group of samburu women that have been raped by british soldiers, then subsequently beaten and shunned by their husbands...their response?  create their own "no men" village.  superb.  my favorite of the set.