DC Films at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015
How to Change the World and Mother of the Unborn developed through Documentary Campus training programmes have been selected for 2015's Sheffield Doc/Fest.
How to Change the World, directed by Jerry Rothwell and developed through the Masterschool in 2008, chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers: Canadian hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists and American draft dodgers who set out to stop Richard Nixon's atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement.
Mother of the Unborn, directed by Nadine Salib and developed through the MENA programme in 2012, follows a woman in a forgotten corner of Egypt lives who is yearning for a child. Having no option but to live on the fringe of her community because of her infertility, Hanan lingers between a dream that is slowly slipping away and her struggle to find a place where she belongs. While everything that surrounds her bustles with fertility and mortality, she wonders how to give meaning to the time that she has in between.
With 2015 being its 22nd year, Sheffield Doc/Fest has become one of the top three documentary festivals and markets in the world, featuring 150 films from 35 countries, including 31 World Premieres, 19 European Premieres and 13 International Premieres.