A collage of shorts from emerging filmmakers bringing together films exploring the ever-changing relationship between place and aspects of identity.
Through a range of personal and collective journeys, filmmakers seek to navigate the complexities of subjective memories, untold histories and how these shape their communities. Experimenting with forms including archival footage, home movies and animation, the films act as a collapse in temporalities, visually connecting the past with present day issues on an individual and societal scale.
Live Post-screening Q&A discussion with filmmakers and directors: Christina Poon (Wintermelon), Sophie Huckfield (Factories Leaving the Worker), Miro Alleyne-McCarthy (Slay The Beast from A State of Peace), Ikram Ahmed (Barry the Beekeeper), Layla Madanat and Eleanor Nawal (dirs. Mosaic)
72 mins + Q&A
This screening is part of Chronic Youth Film Festival 2023.
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Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events. Members do not pay booking fees.
Czech Republic | 2021 | Dir Diana Cam Van Nguyen | 13min
A personal essay about ties and gaps between a child and a parent as the filmmaker rediscovers letters her dad used to write her from prison.
UK | 2022 | Dir Christina Poon | 6min
Weaving together VHS-8 footage and video portraits, the varying perspectives of two siblings spark dialogues in shifting British-Chinese identities.
Factories leaving the worker
UK | 2022 | Dir Sophie Huckfield | 7min
Exploring the promises of nationalisation, the fight against privatisation of public services, alongside the legacies of Trade Unionism in the UK.
Belgium | 2021 | Dir Fransix Tenda Lomba | 10min
A personal animation that delves into the history of the Congolese educational system from the colonial era to the present-day.
Slay The Beast from A State of Peace
UK | 2023 | Dir Miro Alleyne-McCarthy | 8min
A boy who finds love among the chaos of the city and an older man who makes peace with the beast.
Salt in the Wounds
UK | 2022 | Dir Tom Stockley | 4min
A poet reflects on their experience of queer visibility and class in a deprived coastal town.
Barry the Beekeeper
UK | 2022 | Dir Ikram Ahmed | 10min
Jamaican-born beekeeper Barry contemplates on the cycle of life, the centrality of community and bees to human existence.
UK | 2021 | Dirs Layla Madanat, Eleanor Nawal | 15min
A fragmented collage film highlighting the young people of the SWANA+ diaspora's relationship to identity and home.
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