Women at War
Action films of the most inspiring kind, these characters use whatever they can to take control of their lives. Whether raising their voices, or making barely a sound, they take action of the most significant kind: to free themselves. Be inspired, thrilled and moved by fearless determination.
I DON’T PROTEST, I JUST DANCE IN MY SHADOW
‘I Don’t Protest, I Just Dance In My Shadow’ is a short visual essay film by artist animator, Jessica Ashman, about navigating the visual art and animation world as a black face in a white space.
Animation Award – Jessica Ashman
NOW YOU SEE IT
A short film about environmental damage, featuring the voice of Ewan McGregor.
Animation Award – Rebecca Manley
Dark comedy. The Nation is overpopulated. Today, immigrant, Tulsi, is called upon by Border Control to undertake the Government’s new, radical and highly-classified Citizenship Test or face immediate deportation.
Producing Award – Isabel Steuble-Johnson
ONLY MY VOICE
In transit through Athens, women from the Middle East share their stories. They all left their countries at different times in their life and for different reasons.
Editing Award – Alice Powell
Fierce physicality and restless poetry intertwine in a film that highlights the current debate in Irish Society around choices available to women regarding their bodies.
TOWARDS THE SUN
Under the looming threat of deportation, an unaccompanied minor at an immigrant children’s shelter in Texas embarks on a healing journey and learns to express herself through the power of art.
Editing Award – Monica Santis
THAT TIME OF THE MONTH
What if the patriarchy included menstruating men? Would periods still be a conversation best kept behind closed doors? In That Time of the Month we follow two men as they navigate through their day of period pains and bleeding, in a society has adapted to their needs.
Writing Award – Hanna Mansson and Evy Samuelsson
Composing Award – Heather Lember and LB Barry (The Ovens)
WHITE RIOT: LONDON
In 1977, immigration divides Britain. What happens when a punk fanzine challenges the status quo?
Editing Award – Rubika Shah
Some things can only be understood with maturity. New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.
Animation Award – Jennifer Zheng
After mishearing a pair of fishermen talking about the superior flood barriers in The Netherlands, Noah devises an escape plan to ‘Never Land’. The only person who takes an interest in his plan is Katie, Noah’s wild-hearted next-door neighbour.
Producing Award – Robyn Forsythe
A bruised young woman gets her revenge.
Writing Award – Chisa Hutchinson
Friday 24 November | 6:30pm
Running time | 94 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A
Venue | Barbican Cinema,Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
Tickets | £11.50 / £9.20 members / £10.50 concessions