Doc Edge Originals premiered
11 June 2020
The 2020 Documentary Edge Film Festival featured the premiere of the Doc Edge Originals, three short documentaries supported by the Doc Edge Rei Foundation Film Fund, which aims to facilitate the creation of documentaries tailored specifically for youth, offering stories and new perspectives that will help youth to broaden their worldview and set them up to be responsible members of the global community. The three films were also offered through the 2020 Doc Edge Schools programme, beamed online free to schools around the country.
The films selected by the Doc Edge Rei Foundation Film Fund to become the Doc Edge Originals were:
A Broken Earth
Directed by James Muir
When an oil company moves in next door, a couple is forced to deal with the effects of uncontrolled fracking and oil drilling next to their family farm.
Directed by Jess Feast
On 27 September 2019, during the largest climate protest in the world, an eclectic group of young people came together to make their voices heard. This film amplifies their voices.
Directed by Morgan Leary
A celebratory and empowering look at young Kiwi musicians, banding together as they attend Girls Rock Camp Aotearoa - a yearly girls, trans, and non-binary rock’n’roll themed camp, where music is the medium to empower our young people.