May 28, 2019 Loading Docs

Sheffield Doc/Fest

We’re pleased to announce eight Loading Docs will be shown at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, as part of The Light Cinema Free Screen. Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world-leading festival celebrating the art and business of documentary and non-fiction storytelling across all forms. Each year the festival welcomes over 25,000 festival goers, this year running June 6th to 11th.


She Speeds – In the exhilarating world of dirt track racing, female stock car driver Brooke smashes through every barrier to do what she does best.

East Meets East – The honest musings of a Chinese grandmother brings an unseen community into the spotlight.

Soldiers Road – Connecting young Māori to their culture through art, Soldiers Road Portraits seek to reframe identity in an empowering way.

He Kākano Ahau – From The Spaces In Between – A courageous takatāpui (Māori LGBTQI) activist is fighting for true diversity in our Gay Pride celebrations.

Ajax the Kea Conservation Dog – A passionate conservationist and his canine companion fight together to save New Zealand’s kea.

What Logan Did – A tenacious young inventor, Logan Williams (Ngāi Tahu), concocts an ingenious scheme to battle the invasive algae didymo killing New Zealand’s rivers.

Hear Me Out – Mojo Mathers, Aotearoa’s first deaf MP, has one last chance to open the door for people with disabilities to fully participate in democracy.

Kareārea – Fern, a sassy kārearea (New Zealand falcon), worried about the future of her species, is on a mission to change her whānau’s bad reputation. (Also screening at free indoor selections; Family Shorts & Our Planet)

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The Free Screen is not ticketed and freely accessible. Will you be there watching? Let us know by tweeting us at @LoadingDocs.