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Breadmakers: Channel 4

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This article was published on Channel 4’s 4Talent website.

Yasmin Fedda is a Lebanese Canadian national, of Palestinian origin, raised in Kuwait. So what was she doing in Gorgie of all places? As she tells Malcolm Jack, it's all about bridging the gap.

Yasmin originally arrived in Scotland to study social anthropology in Edinburgh. After graduating, she moved to Manchester to do a postgraduate in visual anthropology, which is where she first started looking at life through the camera lens.

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Breadmakers Shoot First

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Breadmakers is to be screened at the Shoot First event at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse on Wednesday 12th December 2007.

Shoot First is an independent organisation holding short film events in Scotland. They give filmmakers an opportunity to have their work seen on the big screen, showcasing work from around the world.

December’s event also features:

Crosswords (James Malcolm, Scotland 2007, 9min)

Mrs Mitchell thinks she's receiving messages through crossword puzzles, and she keeps them filed in boxes, which pack her house from floor to ceiling. One day a salesman calls who says he can help her clean up the mess.

Standing Start (Finlay Pretsell & Adrian McDowall, Scotland 2007, 15 min)

Craig is considered the fastest lead-out cyclist in the world. We experience what flashes through his head as he's locked into the blocks, awaiting the starting gun to fire and sense the feeling as he's whizzing round the velodrome.

 

Breadmakers: From BAFTA to Beirut

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Breadmakers has been accepted to DocuDays: Beirut International Documentary Festival. Director Yasmin Fedda was suitably delighted. “I’ve always wanted to show my work in Lebanon and now I have my chance. It’s very exciting”.

DocuDays was founded in 1999 with the aim of raising public awareness for the non-fiction genre as an entertaining and informative tool. The DocuDays program includes both competition and non-competition sections. The competition section will recognise Arab and international films in the following categories: Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Documentary, and Jury Special Mention.

The 9th edition of DocuDays: Beirut International Documentary Festival takes place in Lebanon from 3rd–9th December 2007.

 

Breadmakers: Bakery's Fame on the Rise

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This article appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News on 7th November 2007.

There's a productive din in the busy bakery, while people scurry to put loaves on trolleys and wipe down flour-caked tables. It's 3.30pm and the apron-clad organic bakers are packing up for the day. But as long-serving worker Alan Auld opens the oven door, a rush of heat and a comforting waft of freshly baking bread escapes - and all the team's dedication seems worthwhile. In his white baker's hat and well-singed oven gloves, 60-year-old Alan looks every inch the professional baker, as he carefully removes a hot tray of loaves and places them on the cooling tray for all to admire.

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BAFTA Nomination for Breadmakers

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Breadmakers, a short documentary by young Edinburgh filmmaker Yasmin Fedda, is one of three films nominated by BAFTA Scotland in the best short film category.

It tells the story of a community of Edinburgh workers with learning disabilities in the Garvald Bakery in Gorgie, who make a range of organic breads for delivery to shops and cafes all over Edinburgh.

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