Best of ZEBRA
Nick Jordan, Jacob Cartwright
Off the Trail

Jordan resituates Snyder’s contemplation on Dao De Jing and nature into a rolling Californian
landscape of fog-shrouded hills, dense woodland valleys, and empty military barracks.

Stephan Bookas, Tristan Daws
Refugee Blues
Set to the verses of W.H. Auden’s 1939 poem, Refugee Blues charts an intimate day in ‘the jungle’ of
the refugee camp outside Calais, which contradicts the mainstream portrayal of the camp as a
centre of violence.

Nick Libbey, Chris Libbey
Steel and Air
There is an iconic blue and yellow bridge in the heart of Minneapolis. Beyond its physical utility, it
offers a perspective to its crossers. A perspective of the interstate traffic, of the city, and of the
viewer itself.

Anna Eijsbouts
Hate for Sale
People consume and are consumed by hate in alarming magnitudes. This film aims to question how
hate can be so tempting and alluring while we are aware of the consequences.

Tom Speers
Boy Saint
When two adolescent boys become aware of their budding sexuality, they uncover the pain and
longing of the human heart. A sensitively told story exploring how a sense of danger, shame and
confusion can intensify a series of fleeting exchanges and ultimately prove overwhelming.

Hind Shoufani
We Take Back Mountains
Inspired by the popular uprising in Lebanon and overwhelming emotions, the film describes how a
nation is on its way to reclaim public space and its rights. The poem honours the people’s rebellion
against the warlords who plunged Beirut into the abyss after the civil war.

Anna Samo, Lisa LaBracio
The Opposites Game
A classroom erupts into a war of words as students grapple with a seemingly simple prompt: what is
the opposite of a gun?

Eduard Escoffet, Gianluca Abbate
Cos Endins (Inside The Body)
The voice that fills this film takes us to different spaces in Matera, from the tourist and city centres
to the impregnable space of one’s own body: pleasure and longing for other bodies that no one can
pick up.

Ghayath Almadhoun
Present: a boat of refugees collapses in the sea. 1938: the tragedy of the Évian Conference, held to
discuss the crisis of Jewish refugees. No one has learned the lesson.

David Shook
A Barcode Scanner
This poetry film documents the arduous everyday life in Khamishko, a camp in northern Iraq which
today houses more than 5,000 Êzîdî families who survived the ruthless genocide of the Islamic state.

Rosemary Baker
A poetic call to take back control over your own attributions, to take back the word ‘lesbian’ from
the mouths of men.