Sheffield DocFest 2010

A series of outstanding recent documentaries from Scotland.

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Cutting Loose Cutting Loose
Cutting Loose and Surpriseville
Bitter Lemon (Country: Bangladesh, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Nazmun Nakeb)
A traffic officer in Dhaka tries to impose order on a habitually disorderly world.
Calling Home (Country: Bangladesh, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Shadman Alvi; Stars: Abdul Aziz)
A rickshaw-puller struggles to save money so he can pay for his daughter to receive an education.
Cutting Loose (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall)
Prisoners move toward rehabilitation and struggle with their hopes and dreams in the run up to the annual Scottish Prison Service hairdressing competition.
Get Luder (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Jonathan Carr)
The brutalist architect who created the car park featured in Get Carter faces up the sadness of seeing his concrete creations demolished.
My Dream (Country: Bangladesh, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Md. Rezwan Ali Khan)
A disabled street beggar invests in a dream he hopes will change the world.
PS Your Mystery Sender (P.S. Your Mystery Sender) (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Benjamin Wigley; Stars: Paul Smith)
A documentary looking at the mystery behind a series of unusual items mailed, over the course of years, yo fashion designer Paul Smith from an unknown source.
Surpriseville (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Tim Travers Hawkins), Official Site
An exploration of the fears and anxieties that haunt a gated community in Arizona.
Twinset (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Amy Rose)
A group of elderly Essex ladies take tea with a transvestite newcomer.
Waiting For Godot (Country: Bangladesh, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Md. Arifur Rahman)
Day labourers in Dhaka who have failed to secure work for the day talk about their feelings, when not working could mean they and their families starve.
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