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But Where Are You Really From? Call Me by My Name (15*) + workshop

T A P E Collective Presents

A still from Rice & Bread

It’s an experience not uncommon within a diaspora to have your name viewed as too foreign or exotic, and subject to either whitewashing or clumsy - and sustained - mispronunciation.

Expanding on the theme, this programme will look at the wider ideas of labels and definitions of identity and heritage. 

The final screening in a three-part series presented by T A P E Collective, of programmes of short films by mixed heritage filmmakers around the themes of identity and heritage, exploring othering, belonging and the trouble of melting pots.

Dalia Al-Dujaili will lead a creative writing workshop after the screening in a casual setting. Working with prompts, attendees will have the opportunity to explore their cultural heritage and background further. 

Event running time to be confirmed. 

Please note: this screening is Hard of Hearing (HOH) captioned


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What’s in a Name?
In this documentary short, Brits explore the challenges they’ve encountered with their non-Western names.UK 2020 Dir Runyararo Mapfumo 11 min


But You’re Not Black
A Chinese-Caribbean-Canadian woman tries to embrace her parents’ Trinidadian identity and traces back her roots. 
Canada 2019 Dir Danielle Ayow 19 min


Rice & Bread 
A monotonous night in a south London takeaway is ‘enlightened’ when a delivery driver is reminded of a contentious theory he learnt on YouTube.
UK 2019 Greta Griniute 5 min

5 Stars
Across three Uber journeys, a woman of colour explains who she is to people who have already made their mind up. A poignant exploration of cultural lines and the desire for connection.
UK 2021 Dirs Remi Itani, Aneesha Lowni 13 min


Stranger Baby
Substituting sly metaphor for political rhetoric on immigration, Lin examines our world of ethical and racial complexities.
US 1995 Dir Lana Lin 14 min


Once an Old Lady Sat On My Chest
A magical realism short about a young British Nigerian woman who is forced to deal with her identity crises when a mysterious old woman squats on chest.
UK 2017 Dir Candice Onyeama 13 min

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