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Presented by RMIT Culture

Melbourne Design Week Film Festival

Featuring documentaries Shelter Without Shelter, and Hunter from Elsewhere – a Journey with Helen Britton.

The 2023 Melbourne Design Week Film Festival presents a program of new narrative features and documentaries in an exploration of architecture and design seen through the lens of filmmakers from around the world.

Shelter Without Shelter (2020)
Director, Mark E. Breeze
98 min

Shelter Without Shelter is the story of the great hopes and profound challenges of sheltering forced migrants across Europe and the Middle East. Filmed over two years, this documentary feature takes you behind the scenes to the realities of refugee shelters, the people who created them, and the migrants who have to live in them. From mega-camps, city squats, and occupied airports, to informal settlements, requisitioned buildings, and flat-pack solutions, Shelter Without Shelter gives you unique insights into one of the greatest challenges of our times. We all need shelter, but what is it?

Watch the Shelter Without Shelter trailer

Hunter from Elsewhere – a Journey with Helen Britton (2021)
Director, Elena Alvarez Lutz
97 min

Accompanying the artist on her search for precious and everyday materials and her exploration of nearly forgotten craft techniques, Hunter from Elsewhere – a Journey with Helen Britton shows her encounters with the last remaining keepers of a vanishing knowledge.

Watch the Hunter from Elsewhere trailer