New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: Movement: Refugee and Migrant

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19:00 Mon 11 Jan 2016

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

102 mins

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street, London
E8 1HE
0871 902 5734
  • BALCONY

    Toby Fell-Holden 17 mins (UK, 2015)

    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.
  • BORDERS

    Elizabeth Mizon 5 mins (UK, 2015)

    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.
  • CLEAN

    Onur Cihan 16 mins (UK, 2015)

    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?'
  • OVER

    Jörn Threlfall 14 mins (UK, 2015)

    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.
  • PATRIOT

    Eva Riley 15 mins (UK, 2015)

    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.
  • SCARLET

    Annetta Laufer 20 mins (UK, 2015)

    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 (UK, 2015)

    1996: An American military flight leaves Mongolia for Japan. For every sad story we hear; there was a bright story lost within.