Doc Edge Presents: World Shorts II


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As part of the 14th International Documentary Film Festival, Doc Edge in association with RNZ presents a series of documentary screenings at the Gallery.

World Shorts II
From Europe through China to the Americas, people and things are not always what they seem in this collection.

Seeds of Deceit
Netherlands | 2018 | 21 min | Dutch (English subtitles) | Dir. Miriam Guttmann | Australasia Premiere 

Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat secretly used his own seed instead of donors’. Two mothers, and their children, must now come to terms with this new reality.

All in My Family
USA | 2018 | 40min |English, Mandarin (English subtitles) | Dir. Hao Wu | Australasia Premiere

Hao Wu has a modern LGBTQ+ family in the US, but struggles to introduce his partner and children to his family back in China – some of whom don’t know he’s gay. Hao's feature People's Republic of Desire won the Best International Director award at Doc Edge 2018. 

Blue Boy
Argentina, Germany | 2019 | 18min | English, Spanish, Romanian, German (English subtitles) | Dir. Manuel Abramovich | NZ Premiere

What are you up to? Do you want me? We could have fun...  Male sex workers in Berlin have their portraits taken as they listen and react to recordings of their experiences. 

The School of Beauty and Long Life
USA | 2018 | 10min | Mandarin (English subtitles) | Dir. Noah Sheldon | International Premiere 

At a Chinese school, students enrol to follow their dreams of becoming hairdressers and beauticians. But students in military uniforms, practising drills, reveal it's far from a typical institute of beauty. 

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