Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival
Since the COVID shutdown the C-Doc team has been fermenting and bubbling along in hibernation, unable to resist the urge to bring you a 2020 Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival, and now it is our great pleasure to bring you a “break in the clouds” in the middle of our winter!
Our mini online C-Doc will take place across the evenings of the original scheduled weekend of 17 – 19 July, 2020.
As with so much of our lives, 2020 C-Doc will hit our screens online in a distilled – but not diluted – form.
C-Doc In the Clouds will preserve our festival’s cherished and essential films and forums, bringing you people and idea, vigorous provocation, debate and laughter! It’s a much-needed coming-together in the way of our times.
Friday 17 June, 7pm
Chances are, you use emojis every day and know very little about them. Emojis don’t spring into being all by themselves. They must be approved by something called the Unicode Consortium.
”Enlightening. Everything you ever wanted to know about emojis but were afraid to ask.” — Hollywood Reporter
Into the Jungle
Saturday 18 June, 7pm
An inspiring film about two remarkable young Australians zookeepers who bring about change that would seem – on the face of it – impossible. But they did it.
”How do you persuade 10,000 people not to hunt an endangered species that has been part of their staple diet for centuries?” — Jean Thomas
What is Democracy?
Sunday 19 June, 7pm
If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word means. Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.
”… a sharp political reminder to pay attention to politics and to remember that the personal and the local are political.” — Charlie Phillips, The Guardian