12:00 PM - Paradigm Shift


Director: Eleanor Mortimer
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 17 minutes
Genre: Documentary

The rock of Gibraltar is shared by two primate species.

The monkeys have populated the upper rock since before the British arrived, but now relationships between the two are becoming tense. The monkeys have no respect for the territorial boundaries drawn by the humans, and find our behaviour difficult to fathom in general

forget shorter showers

Director: Jordan Brown
Country: United States
Runtime: 11 minutes
Genre: Documentary

Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday; or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons; or that dancing around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions” for social change? Why are these solutions not sufficient? But most importantly, what can be done instead to actually stop the murder of the plan

extraordinary people

Director: Orhan Tekeoglu
Country: Turkey
Runtime: 30 minutes
Genre: Environment

The Black Sea Region people are different. The hard life of the wild nature makes them unusual. They challenge the wild nature between two amazing blue paysage: sea and sky. This challenge becomes a joke, sometimes it becomes an invention. 

My enemy, my brother

Director: Ann Shin
Country: Canada
Runtime: 18 minutes
Genre: Documentary

Zahed and Najah are two former enemies from the Iran-Iraq War who become blood brothers for life. 25 years after one saves the other’s life on the battlefield, they meet again by sheer chance in Canada. Considering the recent coverage of the Middle East this emotional documentary story of Najah and Zahed is a surprising affirmation of humanity that cuts across political borders.

my name is adnan and i will not blow you up

Director: Adnan Smajic
Country: Bosnia
Runtime: 7 minutes
Genre: Documentary

A mockumentary showcasing the artificially manufactured terrorism paranoia in certain areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through a personal story, it attempts to convey the subjective experience of an individual in conflict with a society that bases its opinions on propaganda and stereotypes. The author is telling his life story from a perspective of a surveillance camera, narrating through some of the most memorable scenes of his life.

kickflips over occupation

Director: Maen Hammad
Country: State of Palestine
Runtime: 23 minutes
Genre: Documentary

Kickflips Over Occupation is a project set out to document the newly emerged skate scene in Palestine's West Bank and highlight how adolescents and youth are using skateboarding as a positive tool to overcome the ailments of the Israeli military occupation.