Fairbanks Theater: Block 3.1 – Other World Voices (Saturday 22nd, 10am-11.40am)

Simulation Hypothesis

Are we in control of our lives or some entity is pulling our strings?

Directed by Andrzej Dragan (Poland)


The story of a young musician and his extraordinary relationship with a tiny, white, wriggling animal: the maggot. In an unusual way, we investigate deep-seated trauma and try to understand why it hums in Richard’s head. A film full of music, visual impressions and a lot of flies…

Directed by Suzanna Zawieja (Germany)

USA premiere

Into the Belly of Beijing

Expat living in Beijing gets caught up in a shady job and future tech that may cost him his sanity and ultimately his life.

Directed by Ricky Reid (China)

High Flying Jade

Walking the line between mindfulness and adrenaline rush, an American, bipolar, aerialist tries to reconcile her suicidal inclinations, her past life as an air traffic controller and the pressures of training for opening night at the Vietnamese circus.

Directed by Katherine Sweetman (Vietnam)


A glimpse into the secluded lives of Patagonian cowboys (Gauchos) living at the end of the world in isolation. A stunning portrait of sacrifice, tradition and endurance in extreme conditions, uncovering what it truly means to be alone.

Directed by Matias Bolla (Australia)

The Mortician of Manila

Orly manages and lives at Eusebio 24hr Funeral Services in Manila, Philippines. His relationships with clients and journalists alike colour the empathy and contempt he holds for the country’s ‘drug war’ victims who, like him, are struggling to survive.

Directed by Leah Borromeo (Philippines)