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Docu VR

Original title: Docu VR
Director: Marcos Louit, Patricia Diaz, Andrea Patiño Contreras, Katrina Sorrentino, Michael Ilako, Isa Paul Mohamed
Cast: Bill Mont, Allister Hiltz, Barb Morris, Ethan Cairns, Al Luke, Shuaib Philander
Year of production: 2021
Length (min): 28
Section: VR

This screening is not accessible with the festival accreditation.; Only in English

BEMBÉ: In the south of Cuba, traditional rituals combining animism, voodoo and some Christian traditions are still held. One of these festivities is Bembé, which can last for seven long days. The viewer gets immersed into the heart of a ritual full of dancing, singing, and blood. The authentic film with an almost hypnotic atmosphere premièred last year at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. / THE CURIOUS LIFE OF BILL MONT: From the moment Bill Mont wakes up in his bedroom, it is clear that this 89-year-old adventurer is in a good mood. A big, cuddly Mickey Mouse is watching him from his place next to the TV, wearing a witch suit from Fantasia. And the VR film itself delves into the fantasy of the ageing Bill. His imagination is still quite vivid – what would it be like, for example, to send the ashes of the dead to the moon? / GR8NESS: Ethan could have ended up like many others who have dropped out of school and become homeless. Just like the roughly 40% of teenagers who face this fate in South Africa, according to statistics. Instead, he decided to try to be different. He started skateboarding and writing his own rap music. The inspiring film was created to open up opportunities for young people to work in creative professions that are still underdeveloped in South Africa.

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