18:00 Sat 7 Jan 2012
The London Short Film Festival brings a life-affirming programme of short documentaries to the University Tent at Occupy London Stock Exchange. This varied selection is linked together by an understanding of other ways of life and cultures, whether it be young mothers from multi-cultural backgrounds in Hackney, an exploration of life in a Burmese refugee camp, a film about the daily-life of a road sweeper, or a look at the challenges faced by a young Kenyan girl born into poverty. Includes a short doc about grassroots anti-austerity action network UK Uncut.
Please note that this screening will only take place if the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp has not been dismantled!
Films screening in this programme are (in alphabetical order):
SWEEP, Harold Chapman, 10 min
THE CAMP, Mark Monti, 10 min
HACKNEY LULLABIES, Kyoko Miyake, 11 min
MY NAME IS FEKER, Orlando von Einsiedel, 12 min
UK UNCUT, Gemma Atkinson/Fred Grace, 14 min
Total: 57 min
This event is free, but space will be limited, so make sure to get there on time!
Occupy London Stock Exchange
Kyoko Miyake 11 mins (UK, 2011)Every night under Hackney skies, mothers from faraway lands create a familiar space for their children by singing them lullabies, the same ones they heard as children.
Orlando von Einsiedel 12 mins (UK, 2011)Feker Asheme has had a very challenging life. At 6 she ran away from a family who did not love her and ended up on the streets of the nearby city of Bahir Dar in Ethiopia. By 8 she was working in a brothel. Today, aged 19, she has found a way out of prostitution and is trying to rebuild her life.
Harold Chapman 10 mins (UK, 2011)On a typical day in London, nine street sweepers ruminate on the nature of what they do, where they’re from, family, their loves, hopes and dreams.
Mark Monti 10 mins (UK, 2011)Some hope to see life beyond their self-made community...Others simply embrace each day as it comes.
Gemma Atkinson/Fred Grace 14 mins (UK, 2011)Place yourself in the centre of direct action as UK Uncut goes from an idea in the pub to a nationwide movement.