New titles from Australia, USA, Canada and Germany will drop on Architecture and Design streaming platform Shelter in October.
Shelter creator Dustin Clare said the October highlights include two films which explore a First Nations approach to art, design and sustainable living.
The Build with Anthony Carrino (12 x 15mins) USA 2020 (Available from October 2)
Popular US lifestyle television presenter Anthony Carrino converts a heritage listed firehouse. The historic property known as Hook and Ladder No. 3 in Jersey City, New Jersey that was once home to the city’s Engine 18. Designer, developer, and contractor Anthony Carrino converts the building into a single-family residence over the course of 6 months.
Nirin Ngaay (8mins) Australia 2020 (Available from October 9)
Filmmaker Amy Browne reveals the process of award-winning designer printers Trent Walter and Stuart Geddes in their first collaboration as they create the artist’s book Nirin Ngaay Enter their studio as they independently publish over 1,000 copies on a small vintage 1982 Heidelberg press. The book’s vivid, colourful prints line the walls and benches of the studio. Trent and Stuart manually operate the old press, embracing the challenges of their new tactile machine but also the freedom it allows. They experiment with inks, paper, and the effects they create. The repetitious sounds and geometric close-ups of the press create a rhythmic backdrop while Brook Andrew and Jessyca Hutchens, Artistic Director and Assistant Curator of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney explain the concept of this collaboration. First Nations artists from all over the world contemplating the theme of the 2020 Biennale, ‘Nirin’, a Wiradjuri word meaning “edge”.
The End Of Meat (94 mins) Germany 2018 (Available from October 16 in AU & NZ)
Filmmaker Marc Pierschel embarks on a journey to discover what effect a post-meat world would have on the environment, the animals and ourselves. He meets Esther the Wonder Pig, who became an internet phenomenon; talks to pioneers leading the vegan movement in Germany; visits the first fully vegetarian city in India; witnesses rescued farm animals enjoying their newly found freedom and observes the future food innovators making meat and dairy – animal free.
The Mill (52 Mins) Canada 2019 (Available from October 23)
As the 2020 deadline to close the local Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility approaches, the divided community of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada is facing a major turning point in the environmental controversy surrounding the local pulp mill. Will the Government of Nova Scotia allow a new plan to pipe treated effluent directly into local fishing grounds? As opposition to the pipe mounts,can what separates a community also bring it together in new ways? The Mill was nominated for a 2020 Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Program.