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NEW SHORTS: Teen Girl Heroes
Sat 9 Jan 19:00 Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)
We celebrate the strong young woman with a series of films that show teenage girls going through their young lives leaving a cloud of dust and mayhem in their wake as they find their way to adulthood. A selection of films that are hard-hitting and pull no punches.
Film running order:
GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Bijan Sheibani 6 mins
COMPASSION Lola Young 13 mins
GIRL LIKE YOU Rajinder Kochar 12 mins
RATE ME Fyzal Boulifa 17 mins
RAINBOW PARTY Eva Sigurdardottir 16 mins
BLOOD BELOW THE SKIN Jennifer Reeder 34 mins
BLOOD BELOW THE SKIN
Jennifer Reeder 13 mins
Countdown to prom night is actually countdown to irreversible change for each girl. Two of the girls are falling in love with each other against all expectations and the third girl is forced to mother her own mother in the wake of her father’s disappearance. Each girl seeks comfort within the walls of her bedroom where the music blasting from the turntable provides a magical synchronicity between them all. The title refers to the secrets that girls and women keep just below their surface.
Lola Young 13 mins
Grace shares a chance nighttime car journey with a man’s last night on earth.
GIRL LIKE YOU
Rajinder Kochar 12 mins
GIRL LIKE YOU explores female sexuality, friendship and how women are sometimes unknowingly guilty of enabling the patriarchy that binds them. The story follows the friendship between teenage girls, naive DEEPA (16) and wild ANITA (16). Their friendship will come to a tipping point when the girls are invited to the party of handsome RAJ. There, Deepa will experience all the things Anita was trying to teach her.
GROOVE IS IN THE HEART
Bijan Sheibani 6 mins
A tale of music and memory is unspooled through a schoolgirl's mixtape.
Eva Sigurdardottir 16 mins
Rainbow Party tells the story of Sofia, who realizes that if you can’t beat them, well then you better join them. In her quest to be accepted by the popular girls in her class, Sofia finds herself sacrificing her true friendships and morals. Whoever said that teenage girls were innocent... well, they were so wrong!
Fyzal Boulifa 17 mins
A portrait of teenage escort, 'Coco’.