In Father Figure, the Kiki House shakes up the local dance community of Rotterdam with bold movements. "Being Black and gay means being two steps behind in life." A dance group comprising young, gay, Black men, their expressionistic style uses vogue dance sequences to create their own platform for liberty. The driving force for chance comes from within these boys, who are actively revolutionising the dance scene. Every movement is a protest for inclusivity, as they come together to dance, express and recall the paths they’ve led.
Netherlands 2019 Dir Bibi Fadlalla 25 min
Two brothers in Hackney create a powerful and authentic display, which delves into themes of mental health, depression and the psychological impact of life as a Black British man. Throughout, beautifully intimate dance sequences express unseen thoughts and feelings, through a fluid physicality. Stigma and shame are lifted, through the strength of brotherhood and the language of contemporary dance, as the brothers release and honour their grief. Be transported by the cathartic power of movement.
UK 2019 Dir Lanre Malalou 15 min
We Are Night, They Are Daylight
In a pulsing club after dark, two figures connect among a sea of blank faces and wondrous movements under the flashing lights. The interaction between the two protagonists represents the fragile way we navigate between ourselves and the individuals we connect with. Silent in dialogue, the film uses heavy body language and soundscapes to convey a vast spectrum of emotions: emotions that can’t be expressed through words.
France 2018 Dir Barbara Balestas Kazazian 24 min
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