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SAT 29 June| 1:30pm

CUTTING IT SHORT

A short film programme curated by Jonathan Caicedo Galindo

1:30PM | 47 MIN | CERT: 15

 

HOME TRUTHS

UK | 2012 | 3 min

Dir: Young people from the New

Horizon Youth Centre

One day, four lives a million miles apart. This collaborative production by 26 young people from New Horizon Youth Centre, with the help of Chocolate films, compares the drastic differences of four young people’s morning routines.

 

AMAR

UK, India | 2011 | 10 min

Dir: Andrew Hinton

Beautifully shot, this short observational film is of a 14 year old boy from India, recounting his day from the early morning as he goes to do his two jobs and, on top of that, prepares to go to School.

 

LONER

UK | 5 min

Dir: Diego Caicedo-Galindo

Fed up with the way the world is, this

‘Loner’ takes a walk around London with just a newspaper in hand. This newspaper stands for everything he despises. He becomes increasingly angry reading about all the injustices in everyday life that are now taken to be a ‘norm’ in society. But then he finds a red balloon attached to a park bench. What does this mean to him? Possibly everything.

 

MUHAAJABA

UK | 2010 | 3 min

Dir: Sughra Bashir

This smartly made black and white montage film of a girl wearing her hijab, is directed and filmed by 14 year old Sughra Bashir, taking in the opinions of four Muslim women’s experience of the hijab and their Islamic beliefs.

 

BARE POLAR

UK | 2011 | 11 min

Dir: Rhiana Green

A teen drama that highlights one girl’s troubled experience of the psychological bi-polar disorder. Faith, a young dancer, goes through a journey of extreme ups and downs, only to find that she has the support and care of the people around her.

 

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY

UK | 2012 | 15 min

Dir: Sebastian Thiel

A powerful and thought provoking film set on a rough housing estate in North London, Illegal Activity will have you making judgments and assumptions before you even get to the end. Following a dealer and his crew for a day we see the effects this activity has on the community – people are desperate and families are unravelling at the seams. But everything is not as it seems with a big twist that will have you questioning yourself.

 

 

SUN 30TH JUNE| 3PM

 

ZOOM FILMS

A COLLECTION OF SHORTS MADE BY YOUNG DEAF LONDONERS

Zoom is the UK’s first short film scheme set up to commission short films and television programmes made by Deaf people. We will be screening five short films made by Deaf filmmakers, telling stories about their own culture. A question and answer session with the filmmakers hosted by British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) outreach worker Steven Wynne will follow the screenings.

THE END

24 MIN

DIRECTOR: TED EVANS

Follows four Deaf children over sixty years, after the introduction of a treatment aimed at eradicating deafness, the survival of Deaf language and culture is at stake.

 

YOU, ME

24 MIN

DIRECTOR: SIMON HERDMAN

Tells two intercutting stories at both ends of the age range as a little girl learns that Santa might not be Deaf, and an old teacher must find a new calling after his Deaf school is closed.

 

 

 

CONFESSION

24 MIN

DIRECTOR: JULIAN PEEDLE CALLOO

A historical drama set during the Victorian era depicting the culture battle between oralism and Signing in the Deaf community.

 

 

STRANGERS

12 MIN

DIRECTOR: BRIAN DUFFY

About the struggle of communication of a Deaf teenager in a hearing family,

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