co-presented by the Centre of Research in Arts and Creative Exchange at University of Roehampton as part of our Screening Partner Program
We’re thrilled to partner once again with our friends across the pond.
University of Roehampton London
Cinema, DB.043, SDB building
London SW15 5PJ
program of films
2016 / United Kingdom / 9 min
A dynamic and compelling exploration of female experience across boundaries of cultures and time, representing the ongoing search for female emancipation. The film questions what the symbols and traditions of female life, from Eastern cultures in particular, mean in the modern day. The female experience is brought from the shadows to centre stage in a journey of self-discovery, exploring the light vs dark and the real vs fairytale versions of female existence. Sabri’s unique “Urban Kathak” language looks at female body image — and in particular women’s complex relationships with their own bodies — teasing the audience with perceptions and misconceptions of the female.
Migrant Gaze (Olhar Migrante)
2020 / USA and Brazil / 3 min
Sound and Sole
2018 / United States / 6 min
Arthur Grimes was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains, and is the only professionally working African-American buck dancer in Boone, North Carolina. In this short documentary, Arthur recounts his dance journey from eager youth to professional master, gives us a glimpse into his performance experience, and demonstrates his deep love for Appalachian music, dance and history.
Jah Intervention (Intervenção Jah)
2019 / Brazil / 15 min
The intervention is a symbolic walk to exhaustion. The intervention proposes the preliminary warm-up that precedes a fight of titans in a boxing ring. The intervention consists of the movement of the performer sensing the sudden fall when affected by perforations by bullets of semi-automatic weapons. Black people in Brazil are still more than half of the population of the country. Between 2005 and 2015 the number of black people murdered increased by 18% and this also made us the majority of homicide victims, accounting for 71% of all registered bodies. – Brazilian Forum of Public Security (2017)