Sheffield DocFest 2009

A group of interesting documentaries that deal with multiple issues.

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The Big Issue (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Olivia Colo & Samuel Bollendorff)
An exploration of the complex issues causing the obesity epidemic, looking at individual responsibility and also the big businesses involved in food production.
Big Stories, Small Towns (Country: Australia; Year: 2009; Director: Jeni Lee, Sieh Mchawala)
A look at the importance of community and the ways that living in close proximity can overcome other kinds of social boundary.
Gaza Sderot, Life In Spite Of Everything (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Khalil al Muzayyen & Robby Elmaliah)
Short diary pieces explore the lives of people living just across the border from each other in Gaza and in Sderot.
Journey To The End Of Coal (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Samuel Bollendorff & Abel Ségrétin)
A documentary exploring the dangerous lives of Chinese coal miners and providing them with a rare opportunity to speak for themselves about the risks they take.

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