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Women at War

Friday 24th November

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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.

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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.

Nominated for:
Animation Award – Jessica Ashman

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NOW YOU SEE IT 

A short film about environmental damage, featuring the voice of Ewan McGregor.

Nominated for:
Animation Award – Rebecca Manley

National Anthem

NATIONAL ANTHEM 

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.

Nominated for:
Producing Award – Isabel Steuble-Johnson

Only My Voice

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.

Nominated for:
Editing Award – Alice Powell

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WRONGHEADED 

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.

Nominated for:
XX Award 

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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.

Nominated for:
Editing Award – Monica Santis 

That Time of the Month

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.

Nominated for:
Writing Award – Hanna Mansson and Evy Samuelsson
Composing Award – Heather Lember and LB Barry (The Ovens)

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WHITE RIOT: LONDON

In 1977, immigration divides Britain. What happens when a punk fanzine challenges the status quo?

Nominated for:
Editing Award – Rubika Shah

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TOUGH

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.

Nominated for:
Animation Award – Jennifer Zheng

Never Land

NEVER LAND 

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.

Nominated for:
Producing Award – Robyn Forsythe

Domesticity

DOMESTICITY 

A bruised young woman gets her revenge.

Nominated for:
Writing Award – Chisa Hutchinson

DETAILS

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

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