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NEW SHORTS: Movement: Refugee and Migrant
Mon 11 Jan 19:00 Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)
Immigration and the global movement of people is currently a hot and controversial topic. In one of two fictional programmes looking at such issues, here we look at both perception of immigration and the sometimes horrific reality that many people face.
Film running order:
SCARLET Annetta Laufer 20 mins
CLEAN Onur Cihan 16 mins
BALCONY Toby Fell-Holden 17 mins
PATRIOT Eva Riley 15 mins
OVER Jörn Threlfall 14 mins
BORDERS Elizabeth Mizon 5 mins
THE WONDERFUL FLIGHT Ian Allardyce and Bat-Amgalan Lkhagvajav 15 mins
Toby Fell-Holden 17 mins
Tina, a troubled teenage girl, is attracted to Dana, an Afghani girl, whom Tina tells us is oppressively victimised by her substance abusing father, Karim. Initially, we trust Tina and admire her protectiveness of Dana from the kids at school and on the violent estate, but as we watch their friendship blossom we come to suspect that something is off.
Elizabeth Mizon 5 mins
Why would a woman need a physical examination to enter the country? This short poetry film by Elizabeth Mizon and poet Shagufta K Iqbal gives a personal and intimate insight into the hushed-up 'virginity tests' that women migrants were subjected to in the 1970s, as reported by The Guardian in 1979, and again in 2011 when more was revealed.
Onur Cihan 16 mins
A writer finds himself in a conflict of conscience when a sum of money disappears from his home. 'Does the meaning we attach to the things around us have more to do with our own assumptions than the things themselves?'
Jörn Threlfall 14 mins
Over presents a crime scene. During the course of 9 wide shots, told in reverse order, we watch an intriguing story unfold. What has happened in this quiet neighbourhood? A murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is profound, and deeply unexpected.
Eva Riley 15 mins
Against the backdrop of simmering racial tensions within her rural English community, the life of eleven year old Hannah changes forever when she meets a boy from a forbidden part of town.
Annetta Laufer 20 mins
Desperate to replace her stolen train tickets and get to London for an important home office appeal, a destitute asylum seeker preys on a bankrupt fisherman for the cash and finds unexpected kinship.
THE WONDERFUL FLIGHT
Ian Allardyce and Bat-Amgalan Lkhagvajav 15 mins
1996: An American military flight leaves Mongolia for Japan. For every sad story we hear; there was a bright story lost within.