Watch: Sudanese Refugee Short Film 'Grey Bull' Directed by Eddy Bell
"This is not even an African cow." This short film isn't sci-fi or animated, but it is damn good. Grey Bull is a short from Australian filmmaker Eddy Bell about a South Sudanese refugee now living and working in Australia. After befriending a grey bull at the slaughterhouse where he works, he decides to rescue it and bring it home where his family lives, causing all kinds of problems. Despite the brutal nature of the world he works in, and the stress of being a refugee in foreign country, there's a charm to this that really stands out. I can see why this won so many awards at so many festivals the last few years, it deserves them, and I hope to see more from this filmmaker sooner than later. You don't need to know much about this, just watch below.
Official description of Grey Bull from Vimeo: "When Martin, a South Sudanese refugee, happens upon a bull he believes is his spiritual totem, he decides to rescue it from the abattoir he works in. Once home, the bull begins to jeopardise Martin's family's chance at fitting in. Martin is torn between his ancient cultural identity and his family's new life in Australia." The short film is written and directed by up-and-coming Australian filmmaker Eddy Bell - see more of his work on Vimeo. He studied film at the Victorian College of the Arts and graduated Valedictorian. The short premiered in 2014 and has won awards at numerous film festivals, including Best Australian Short Film in Melbourne. To see more shorts, click here. Your thoughts?