Raindance Film Festival has joined 16 Days 16 Films in raising awareness for the global campaign to end domestic abuse and sexual violence, with a screening of powerful short films by rising female filmmakers and a Panel Discussion.
THE THIRD SORROW
Written & directed by Myriam Raja
A Nigerian immigrant and single mother, Yejide, is preparing for her daughter’s cutting ceremony. As maternal instinct and duty come into conflict, she begins to question the tradition and her daughter’s future.
KEDAMONO (THE BEAST)
Directed by Antonella Fabiano, Chiara Speziale
A pitiless fight in which a woman must face up to her beast.
Directed by Jessie Ayles
Filmed in Cape Town’s Lavender Hill, this short doc explores the perspective of three young girls who find safety and comfort in surfing, as they grow up in a violent community.
WOMXN (Audience Award Winner)
Directed by Eden Tinto Collins, Adrien Peskine
Jane Dark’s alter ego is a super ‘shero’ who protects her community with the help of a womanoid dolphin.
Akua Gyamfi has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a career spanning fashion, film, television, theatre, print and online media.
In 2012 Akua founded The British Blacklist a platform that celebrates the talents of British Black creatives across Screen, Stage, Literature and Sound. She also produces podcasts Your Aunties Could Never, and TBB Talks.
Alongside writer/producer Leon Mayne, Akua is the co-creator/co-exec producer and host of industry round table series The Circle.
In 2019 Akua joined forces with Soul Film, The New Black Film Collective, and We Are Parable to launch the S.O.U.L. Film Festival, and annual event which showcases the best of Black filmmakers and content creators from the UK and the wider Diaspora.
Eden Tinto Collins
Poetician and hyper-media artist, she explores in a horizontal wave of collaborations the notions of interdependency, f.r.ictions between melancholia, mythology and identity.
Dr. Leyla Hussein OBE
How are we ticketing this event?
This Raindance film club is free to all.
Come back to this webpage from the 23rd June to see the films, and sign up above to get the link to the live Zoom Panel, which will be on Tuesday 30th June at 6pm UK time.
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