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Rooted: Shorts Programme + ScreenTalk

Chronic Youth 2022

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“Rooted: an exploration of ‘home’ in the face of an increasingly hostile environment” is a collection of short films about systemically disenfranchised communities from UK based filmmakers.

This specially curated programme focuses on UK communities and creators, whose sense of home has been culturally and politically destabilised as a result of the recent 'hostile environment', and stretching back even further. Having spent much of our time at home these past few years, Rooted seeks to re-establish the meanings of 'home' and 'community' by showcasing the works of those who are continuously reconfiguring the terms.

Curated from an open call for submissions, the programme features several visual experiments in memory and futurism that speak to the UK's current condition. 

After the screening, filmmakers will join Barbican Young Programmers on stage for a discussion.

Tagged with: Cinema Chronic Youth 2022

Please Note: All customers, especially those who are particularly sensitive to flickering strobe light sources, are advised that the film Erode contains intense flashing light effects. Those who may be affected should take appropriate action.


I don’t have the answers
2022 UK/Ghana dir Makella Ama 2 min

2021 UK dir Jeremy Ngatho Cole 12 min

Home Movie
2021 UK dir Simi Abe 3 min

neither here, nor there
2019 UK dir Yassmine Betioui 1 min

2020 Northern Ireland dir Grace Hynds 6 min

Lloydie, The Boy from St. Thomas
2019 UK dir Keifer Nyron Taylor 8 min

Avenue Road Moving Stories
2021 UK dir Liza Fletcher 19 min

2021 UK dir Akinola Davies 11 min

2021 UK dir Charles Newland 4 min

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