FILMS BY THEMES 2018 PROGRAMME
DOCUMENTARY is supported by Launceston Airport. Film brings the world to you, Launceston Airport takes you to the world. In recent years, Launceston Airport has invested more than $20 million in putting our airport in the top 12 in Australia for passenger numbers, and in 2017 won the Australian Airport Association’s ‘Major Airport of the Year’ Award for the third time in a row – an Australian first!. Launceston Airport, which connects the city to the world, has made it possible for BOFA to bring you the world’s best documentary films for this year’s Festival.
Join members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Championships, as they battle history and each other in a quest for glory and for the love of their birds.
A collaborative project between the legendary New Wave director Agnès Varda, 89, and the young French street artist JR, whose habit of superimposing massive images of faces and eyes on public surfaces has made him a star.
The 1997 album “Buena Vista Social Club” and the subsequent film, made international stars out of several Cuban musicians who had thought that time and the world had passed them by.
An extraordinary first-hand account of the international battle to reclaim the artwork and heritage of one of Australia’s most important Indigenous figures: Albert Namatjira.
“Last Men in Aleppo” tells the human story of two men caught up in the ongoing catastrophe that is the Syrian civil war. They are members of a White Helmet unit: Khaled, a boisterous family man and Mahmoud, a quiet man uncomfortable with any displays of heroism.
In 1960, a young British woman with no scientific background was chosen to undertake research on chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania. It was a project that would radically change our thinking on primate behaviour.
A project begun in 2013 as a focus on a year in the life of a Victorian country club soon outgrew this concept as Bird, a self-confessed MAMIL himself, went on to profile Australian, American and English cycling clubs.