Best Documentary Nominees

This year we have 3 short films nominated for Best Documentary Film at WISFF 2016.


NAN’S ARMY
World Premier
UK
Director: Lucy Werrett
Producers: Lily Jane Godden & Lucy Werrett
Also nominated for Best Student Film

War does not stop when the last shot is fired. Set in the city of Bristol, Nan’s Army tells the story of three local elderly women whose lives were transformed by World War 2 for better and for worse. Bristol was the fifth most bombed British city of the war, with much of the city having to be completely rebuilt after the wars end. Nan’s Army recounts what it was like for young girls to grow up in this tumultuous time, a time when families were ripped apart, friends were lost and homes were destroyed.

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Find out more about the film here


BACK ON THE LINE
UK
Writer, Director & Producers: Joshua Stewart and Simon Youel
Also nominated for Best London Filmmaker

Back on the Line uncovers the events surrounding original strike action in 1977 by six Gujurati workers as it grew to a mass picketing event, which occurred at the Grunwick photo processing plant in Willesden, North London. Bringing together those who were on the picket line, their experiences are recounted and placed within the context of the wider strike of 1976-8. It captures this lesser known chapter of history within the British Labour movement on film, while drawing context for the state of affairs in the modern day.

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WRITING ON STONE
Canada
Writer & Director: Sean Thonson
Producer: Rita LeRoux

This short documentary film presents a portrait of Treffrey Deerfoot a venerated elder in the Siksika Tribe in Alberta, Canada, and explores his efforts through ceremonial dance, sacred singing, and traditional storytelling to keep this proud heritage alive for his people today.

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