SHORTS: SPACES UNKNOWN
Unexpected moments and unusual discoveries. The story of a fake news writer in a Macedonian town is a Fake News Fairytale (UK, 14 min., Kate Stonehill) for the post-truth era. The Traffic Separating Device (Sweden, 15 min., Johan Palmgren) is installed in downtown Stockholm to keep cars out of the path of buses. Tungrus (India, 13 min., Rishi Chandna) grants access to a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household. The Mauritania Railway: Backbone of the Sahara (Spain/USA, 12 min., MacGregor) is a 704-km line linking the iron-mining center of Zouerat with the port of Nouadhibou. Black Line (Switzerland, 10 min., Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi) offers a lyrical and critical look at an environmental tragedy in the largest mangrove forest in the world. The Black Mambas (South Africa/USA, 13 min., Bruce Donnelly), South Africa’s first and only all-female anti-poaching unit, fight to rescue their country’s rhinos from the edge of extinction.