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CAF 2024 SHORTS 2:

SLICE OF LIFE

The world is a big place, full of diverse stories from the billions of people living their own lives. We might eat different things for breakfast and have our own strange little routines, but at the centre of everything, we’re all just human.

 

Slice of Life delivers 13 films that will give you a taste of a world bigger than your own. You will get to experience the true meaning of comfort food, travel back in time through intimate family dinners, join in on revolutions, and even learn some new techniques about self care and reflection. You might not be able to travel to some of the destinations featured in this program, but when you watch the lives of these characters unfold on screen, you’ll be able to savour the entire world.

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Mae'r byd yn lle mawr, yn llawn straeon amrywiol gan y biliynau o bobl sy'n byw eu bywydau eu hunain. Efallai y byddwn ni'n bwyta gwahanol bethau i frecwast a bod gennym ni ein harferion bach rhyfedd ein hunain, ond wrth wraidd popeth, rydyn ni i gyd yn ddynol.

 

Mae Sleisen o Fywyd yn cyflwyno 13 ffilm a fydd yn rhoi blas i chi o fyd sy'n fwy na'ch byd chi. Byddwch yn cael profi gwir ystyr bwyd cysurus, teithio yn ôl mewn amser trwy giniawau teuluol agos, ymuno â chwyldroadau, a hyd yn oed ddysgu rhai technegau newydd am hunanofal a myfyrio. Efallai na fyddwch chi’n gallu teithio i rai o’r cyrchfannau sy’n cael sylw yn y rhaglen hon, ond pan fyddwch chi’n gwylio bywydau’r cymeriadau hyn yn datblygu ar y sgrin, byddwch chi’n gallu blasu’r byd i gyd.

85mins, adv12+

(S) - Student film

(W) - Welsh premiere

(UK) - UK premiere

(World) - World Premiere

Content Warnings:

War, racism, threatening behaviour, mental health.

DISPARATE THREADS

Dir. Hannah Roza Fisher | UK | 01:32 (S) (W)

A short documentary about what it means to be Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming in today’s society; told by words from the community themselves.

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MEAL 

Dir. Cindy Claudia | UK | 03:36 (S) (W)

A peek inside the mind of a girl who has a complicated relationship with food. How she does not see food the same way as other people do and how that is affecting the relationship she has with the people around her.

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THE GARBAGE MAN

Dir. Laura Gonçalves | Portugal | 11:50 (W)

On a hot August afternoon, the family gathered at the table remembers uncle Botão: the Colonial War, emigration to France, where he lived and worked thirty years as a garbage man. Memories of each are crossed to tell the story of a man who lived a hard life through humor and fantasy, like when he returned to Belmonte, in a van full of trash, turned into a real treasure.

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A FERRIS WHEEL IN THE DESERT

Dir. Lénaïg Le Moigne| France | 10:23 (UK)

During a family dinner, a young woman recounts her experience as a member of an organization humanitarian aid in Iraq.

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SUNFLOWER FIELD

Dir. Polina Buchak | Ukraine | 04:23

Under the shadowy threat of war, a young Ukrainian girl awaits a call from her father. As she waits, the day turns into night and she sinks into a dream from which she must find her way home.

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TAKE CARE

Dir. Joy Chang | UK | 01:00 (S)

During the turbulent 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, a worried grandma stays home and waits for her grandchildren to return.

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WHAT IT TAKES

Dir. Kelsi Phung, Fabien Corre | France| 01:29 UK)

Binh, a reserved 19-year-old, has to face their questioning about their non-binarity in a family and school environment that does not allow them to express themself. 

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THE FELL WE CLIMB

Dir. Lou Kneath, Jeffrey Wallin | UK | 10:19 (W)

The Fell We Climb is an animated short film inspired by the real life experiences of black and brown youngsters growing up in Cumbria.

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RAINBOW JUNKTION

Dir. Naomi Seldon Crame | UK | 09:43 (S) (World)

An animated documentary about Rainbow Junktion, a Leeds based foodbank..

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VISIBLE MENDING

Dir. Samantha Moore | UK | 08:30

A short animated documentary about love, death, and knitting

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TIME GOES

Dir. Lily Jenkins | UK | 02:16 (S)

'Time Goes' is a hand-drawn animation about everyday experience and the passage through time.

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THE GREAT ARC

Dir. Camille Authouart | France | 11:58 (UK)

With nearly 70 monumental works of art scattered throughout the district, La Défense, Paris, is Europe's largest open-air museum. Sitting between the legs of the gigantic Red Spider, I wonder how I didn't notice them before...

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DO NOT FEED THE PIGEONS: A MOMENT OF MAGIC, COURTESY OF PIGEONS

Dir. Antonin Niclass | UK | 08:43 (S)

It's 2 AM in a sad coach station like any other. A collection of tired and lonely travelers are waiting for the last coach. Somehow, in that cold and depressing place, the resident pigeons manage to create a magical connection between them for a beautiful instant

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