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CCDF17 - Directed by Women + Panel Discussion (Opening Night)
Fri 5 May 2017, 18:00 – 23:00 BST
Directed by Women - Short Documentaries
The opening night of Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival 2017 kicks off with 5 short documentaries, each directed by women, with stories from around the world. After the screenings, there will be a discussion panel and networking. You'll have the chance to hear more and ask questions about underepresented women in filmmaking from the following speakers:
- Nuala O'Sullivan - Founder of Women Over 50 Film Festival
- Aurella Yussuf - Founder of Women of Colour Film Club
- Elizabeth Mizon - Codirector of Bristol Radical Film Festival
plus more TBC
We're pleased to announce the following documentaries will be showing:
Women in Sink
Iris Zaki | Israel/UK | 38 mins | 2015 | Grierson Award Winner 2016
In a little Arab hair salon in Haifa, Israel, the director installs a mini film set over the washing basin. As she washes their hair, she converses candidly with the salon's clients, who are Arab and Jews, on topics ranging from politics to love. A story of friendship and acceptance between women and a small island of sanity in the complex reality of Israel.
Madness Made Me
Nicola Castle | New Zealand | 3 mins | 2015 *INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE*
Down the end of the long polished corridor, Mary O'Hagan comes face to face with the condemning words written about her in her psychiatric files.
Elizabeth Webb | USA | 25 mins | 2016 *UK PREMIERE*
'My great-grandmother was a black woman known for her exquisite beauty, yet there are no recorded images of her. Her name was Paradise'
Aged 18, Elizabeth discovers a family history that had gone unspoken for a generation: her father's father, whom she never met, was African-American. Elizabeth's father had been passing as white. His choice to raise his family with no knowledge of their black ancestry leads Elizabeth to begin a search for her own identity.
Ticking Old Lady
Elodie Ferré | France | 16 mins | 2017 *WORLD PREMIERE*
An old woman sits by her window, knitting. I always knew her this way, agile and wise to the sound of her needles clicking. I have only one reel of 13 minutes to film her, I would like her to talk to me about time that passes before her eyes and of death that approaches. She carefully tries to respond to this difficult question
while the reel unwinds, irrevocably.
Francesca Scalisi | Bangladesh & Switzerland | 12 mins | 2015
Summer 2014. Rural Bangladesh. “I came from Heaven. I came to destroy all bad things in the world. I'm a police officer. I'm a flower angel. I got a job at the police station. I will punish them. I will put them in jail”. This is the story of a girl and the tragedy that changed her life.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No entry ID needed but ID may be required at the bar to purchase alcohol.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Disabled bay parking available outside venue, otherwise parking is limited. We are very close to Kennington and Elephant & Castle stations, plus many bus routes.
What can I bring into the event?
Friends and good vibes. Please do not bring your own food or drink as both are available at the bar and cafe.
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