Raindance Film Club Presents Films Say No More - Online Film Screening


Raindance Film Club Presents
Films Say No More in Collaboration with 16 Days 16 Films – Online Film Screening & Panel Discussion

(1 customer review)

This event has passed, but you can read about it and watch the panel recording below.

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Want a discount? Become a Member, or log in if you are a member.


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.

We are going to show four eloquent and affecting films from the 16 Days 16 Films selection and then discuss with both filmmakers and activists what it is that makes them so compelling, and what the challenges of the campaign to end violence against womxn are.
16 Days 16 Films is a competition and platform launched in 2018 by Modern Films with UK Says No More. In 2019 16 Days 16 Films partnered and presented with the Kering Foundation and expanded its reach to France and Italy working with the charities En avant toute(s) and Chayn Italia respectively. The aim of the 16 Days 16 Films initiative is to raise the profile of female filmmakers and mobilise around the UN Women’s global campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

The Films


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.


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.

The Host

Akua Gyamfi

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.

The Panel

Eden Tinto Collins

Eden Tinto Collins developed her practice of fine arts through the National School of Fine Arts of Paris Cergy and during her internship in Ghana in the structure directed by Bibie Brew at the New Morning.
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.
Her language is imaginal as she creates moments of care, staged and set through music, activated by the use of the concepts of re-enactment.
She appears in several groups and projects such as Black(s)tothefuture, the Gystère Live Gang and de Bonne Facture.

Myriam Raja

Myriam is an award winning director based in Slough. Her shorts have screened at numerous festivals worldwide and often deal with themes of womanhood, cross cultural feminist perspectives and motherhood. She studied Film Production at the Arts University Bournemouth and her graduation short Tehzeeb won the RTS Award. This directly led to Myriam being scouted by the NFTS and she was offered a full scholarship by Channel 4 to attend. In 2018 Myriam featured as one of Channel 4’s Spotlight on Directors and directed 2nd unit on Netflix show Top Boy. She is currently developing her debut feature with Film4. 

Dr. Leyla Hussein OBE

Dr. Leyla Hussein OBE is a psychotherapist specialising in supporting survivors of sexual abuse. She is an international lecturer on female genital mutilation (FGM) and gender rights. She is recognised as one of the key experts on this issue globally and her work has been presented at Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Harvard, and Columbia. She is the founder of The Dahlia Project, the UK’s first specialist therapeutic service for FGM survivors.  As a writer, she regularly appears as an expert commentator on women’s rights and health, with articles published in The Guardian, Cosmopolitan and The Huffington Post. In 2019, Leyla was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for her work in tackling female gender mutilation and gender equality. Her current project, The Girl Generation, focuses on the importance of the emotional wellbeing of activists in the field working with survivors of FGM.

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.

In Collaboration with


1 review for


Raindance Film Club Presents
Films Say No More in Collaboration with 16 Days 16 Films – Online Film Screening & Panel Discussion

  1. Lindsay Bennett-thompson (verified owner)

    Really excellent Zoom sessions with some incredible women in our industry. I only wish it was longer!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.