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Copyright 2013
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
June 27 - 29th, 2014

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Two small gauge films provide remarkable views into self-contained universes — one a tender relationship, the other a theme park operated and inhabited entirely by dwarves. Obsolete technology, macro-photography and carefully considered framing are employed to dissect and explore all aspects of smallness.



Amani + Rae dir. Ellie Parker

2013 | US | 4.5 | super 8mm | International premiere

Amani and Rae have spent the summer traveling by bus and discovering new 
landscapes. Rae recounts the memories of her travels as she visualizes her time on the bus with full emotion and visual detail. Her memories are brought to life through intricate images of their bodies, covered in flowers and lit by the colors of summertime. Rae's past unfolds into a summer daydream. –EP



A flea’s skin would be too big for you

dirs. Anja Dornieden + Juan David Gonzalez Monroy

2013 | DE | 47 | super 8 + 16mm on video | Manitoban premiere

In 2009, a new theme park was inaugurated in China. It was called The Kingdom of The Dwarves. From all over China, recruits were brought to live in the park and entertain its visitors. There were two requirements for employment: to be between 18 and 40 years old and be shorter than 130 cm. –AD+JM

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* images from Anja Dornieden + Juan David Gonzalez Monroy's A flea's skin would be too big for you