Monday, December 11, 2017

Netflix Announces Four Documentary Shorts for 2018

The Trader [Sovdagari] (February 9, 2018)
Ladies First (March 9, 2018)

Ram Dass, Going Home (April 6, 2018)
End Game (May 4, 2018)

The Trader [Sovdagari] portrays Gela who sells secondhand clothes and household items from the back of his minibus while trekking across the Eastern European country, Georgia in search of potatoes. Money is meaningless in this market, potatoes are lucrative. Young and old peer in the truck, their eyes lighting up at the sight of modern conveniences like sponges and lint brushes. It's a riddle that pits rural value against urban valuation, dirt versus gold. Directed by Tamta Gabrichidze, it is part of the  2018 Sundance Film Festival shorts program.

Ladies First tells the inspirational story of Deepika Kumari who, as a girl born on the road to abject poverty in rural India, while searching for food, stumbled upon archery.

Ram Dass, Going Home depicts one of the most important cultural figures of the 1960s and 70s. A psychedelic pioneer, author of Be Here Now, beloved spiritual teacher, and outspoken advocate for death-and-dying awareness, Ram Dass is now approaching the end of life. Since suffering a life-changing stroke 20 years ago, he has been living at home on Maui and deepening his spiritual practice which is centered on his idea of ​​merging with his surroundings and all living things. It's directed by Derek Peck.

End Game is an intimate truth style documentary that follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death, dedicated to changing our thinking about both. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, it is part of the  2018 Sundance Film Festival shorts program.

Press Release

No comments :

Post a Comment

Blogger Widget