shefield4 documentary projects from the Greenhouse development program are selected to participate at the 2012...


Sheffield Doc/Fest Marketplace.

A partnership between the Greenhouse program and Sheffield Doc/Fest
will take place at the upcoming Sheffield Doc/Fest, June 13-17 2012.

Greenhouse management together with Sheffield's Marketplace Director, Charlie Phillips, selected 5 filmmakers from the Greenhouse program to participate at the festival and market.

The selected projects are:

Death Tunnel (Palestine), Director: Mohamed Harb
The film tells a humanitarian story about Gazans who living under siege for four years, forcing them to dig tunnels and work to live. These people who work in the tunnels sacrifice themselves for others’ lives, and they succeed somewhat to acquire the basic materials needed to survive after the closure of all the crossing points of Gaza.

Faithless (Jordan), Director: Fadi Hindash
An inside look at an Islamic school in Karachi through the eyes of a Muslim who is determined to prove that questioning makes more sense than believing. Behind the gates of the guarded school, the men are determined to prove that their faith in God is a choice. Will their extreme thoughts turn the filmmaker into an “Atheist Muslim”?

Stitching Sudan (Lebanon), Director: Mia Bittar
‘Stitching Sudan’ follows 4 friends from Khartoum on a road trip across North Sudan in search of work, adventure and a taste of freedom, away from the oppressive routine of their lives under the current regime.

The Cleaner (Morocco), Director: Sarah Lamrini
In the women’s market, Naïma waits every day for a client to show up. She offers herself as a housemaid or a prostitute, depending on the opportunity that comes. For over 20 years, Naïma lives trapped between the dirty market streets and client houses, and her life as a wife and mother in a slum of the suburbs. In whichever role she occupies, whether for clients or her family, Naïma is enslaved.

The  selected filmmakers will be offered meetings with decision makers at the MeetMarket and other marketplace initiatives in Sheffield. They will be entitled to a delegate pass, allowing access to all the main events at the market in Doc/Fest, and have access to bespoke mentoring with Charlie Phillips and Karolina Lidin, MeetMarket Executive Producer.

Sheffield Doc/Fest will offer contributions toward the  selected participants' expenses for the festival.

To read more about the Greenhouse projects