Shorts Program 4
The Painted Truck (22 minutes)
A film by Judy & Stanley Hallet & Sebastian Schroeder
The Painted Truck documents the repainting of an old International Harvester truck. Its metal panels are redecorated with images of winged horses, paradise gardens and mountain highway passes. The newly painted truck leaves Kabul for a two-day trip to Bamiyan in the Central part of Afghanistan. We meet the owner of the truck, the driver and the assistant driver called the cleanar. He hangs out the back of the truck with a “danda panj” or wooden wedge used to hold the truck from slipping backwards on steep mountain roads.
Reflections (11 minutes)
Directed by Georgios Dimitropoulos
Vincent De Paul is a US film producer who embarks on a spiritual journey throughout Europe, seeking inspiration and enlightenment on his way. He visits the beautiful Gower Peninsula in Wales, and is instantly drawn to the essence of Wales, it’s beautiful beaches, craggy rocks and ruined castles. The film draws us back to imagine life in Weobley Castle for Sir Rhys Thomas and his wife Efa, over 500 years ago. It is a story about their true love, its tenacity and survival, rather than gruesome aspects of war.
Appy Days (21 minutes)
Directed by Eric Dyson
“If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” goes bad. Randy finds an app to solve his family’s mobile technology distraction problem.
Wed Oct 9