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Online Screening: A Girl From Mogadishu (15)

Online Screening: A Girl From Mogadishu

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A Girl from Mogadishu is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed.


Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, she is trafficked to Ireland where as an asylum-seeking refugee, she undergoes a traumatic medical examination which reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child.


Traumatized by the memory, she turns her experiences into a force for good, emerging as one of the world’s most foremost global activists against Female Genital Mutilation.




Winner of The Cinema for Peace Woman’s Empowerment Award, Berlin Film Festival 2020


"King brings a graceful, forceful intelligence to the role" – The Guardian


★★★★

"one of the most important stories of recent years" – RTÉ.ie

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Online Screening: Away (U)

Online Screening: Away

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Away is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, Away explores our common, universal need to find a connection.


The multiple award-winning film took the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019. Director and animator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the film for three and a half years, writing the fascinating story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to this stunning dialogue-free film. Away is one of just three films included in the Guardian's guide to The best culture you may have missed in 2020 





★★★★

"Wondrous and original"

"Silent, surreal and entrancing animation" - Leslie Felperin, The Guardian 


★★★★

"Away has the mild rush of a coming-of-age dream, the sort that lodges in your memory as symbolic and significant as you pass from one stage of life to the next."

David Calhoun, Time Out


"Away is hugely atmospheric. It brings a new sensibility to animation" Alex Dudok de Wit, Sight & Sound

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Online Screening: Love Child (15)

Online Screening: Love Child

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Love Child offers a heart-breaking portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who are forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes, punishable by death. Together with their four-year old son Mani they take refuge in Turkey with dreams of a new life, seeking asylum to either Canada or the US. Intimately filmed over a five-year period, so intimately you often forget this is a documentary, we follow their brave quest to be safe together as a family.


★★★★

"Here’s a documentary that gives off warmth like a radiator, generating huge amounts of empathy" - Cath Clarke, The Guardian


★★★★★

"Stunning.....This powerful film sweeps you up"’

Time Out


"One of the most absorbing dramas of the year"

Indie Wire


"Love Child is a remarkable work"

"Love Child is an honest representation of this ongoing state of powerlessness, but also of all those years the family loses while imprisoned in the flawed, bureaucratic system of Turkey.’

‘Love Child is an exercise in honesty and realism. It examines the situation of refugees and provides the latter with the voice they deserve in order that their rights might finally be heard and recognised."

Cineuropa


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Online Screening: MLK/FBI (12)

Online Screening: MLK/FBI

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MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government’s history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals. Featuring interviews with key cultural figures including former FBI Director James Comey and directed by Emmy® Award-winner and Oscar®-nominee Sam Pollard, MLK/FBI tells this astonishing and tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.


★★★★ 

"A smart, incisive account of the darkest chapter in FBI history" - Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent


★★★★ 

"cleverly uses the FBI’s pursuit of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr to tell the entwined history of leftwing protest and state-sanctioned surveillance" - Simran Hans, The Guardian 


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Online Screening: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (15)

Online Screening: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

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A fiercely intelligent, radical activist who became a fabulously wealthy recluse in her later years, Marion Stokes was dedicated to furthering and protecting the truth — so much so that she recorded American television 24 hours a day for over 30 years. Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project peels back the curtain on her life, through a mix of Stokes’ own archive of recordings and interviews with those who knew her best.


Spanning 70,000 videotapes that captured revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows, and commercials, Stokes’ visionary and maddening project nearly tore her family apart.


“Outstanding... An information revolutionary, Stokes, despite her decades of isolation, touched the nerve center of the times.” - Best Films of 2019,  New Yorker


"Matt Wolf’s documentary shows how one woman captured history by recording television news. The results are compelling." NY Times Critic’s Pick - New York Times


"Matt Wolf’s biography of the activist-archivist packs a wealth of ideas fit for a novel" - Financial Times


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online screening: Iorram (PG)

online screening: Iorram

The first cinema documentary entirely in Scottish Gaelic, Iorram (Boat Song) is a lyrical portrait of the fishing community in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Director Alastair Cole takes a cinematic journey into the past and present of the islands, mixing voices, stories and songs from the mid-20th century with images of life today on land and sea, and original music by Aidan O'Rourke.


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"Mermaids, seals and big ugly eels: the Gaelic fishing film that’s a feast for the ears"

Libby Brooke, The Guardian


★★★★★

"Culturally vital....like unearthed treasure"

Andrew Collins, Radio Times


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online screening: MOUTHPIECE (15)

online screening: MOUTHPIECE

A powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of a fiercely independent millennial woman – played by two actresses simultaneously.


Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine, she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral.

What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heart- breaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.


"Thoughtful interrogation of modern womanhood"

Variety


"Bracing, honest… a truly revolutionary piece of filmmaking."

LA Times


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online screening: POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHE (12A)

online screening: POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHE

Poly Styrene was the first woman of colour in the UK to front a successful rock band. She introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, postmodernism, and everything she saw unfolding in late 1970s Britain, with a rare prescience. As the frontwoman of X-Ray Spex, the Anglo-Somali punk musician

was also a key inspiration for the riot grrrl and Afropunk movements.


But the late punk maverick didn’t just leave behind an immense cultural footprint. She was survived by a daughter, Celeste Bell, who became the unwitting guardian of her mother’s legacy and her mother’s demons. Misogyny, racism, and mental illness plagued Poly’s life, while their lasting trauma scarred Celeste’s childhood and the pair’s relationship.


Featuring unseen archive material and rare diary entries narrated by Oscar-nominee Ruth Negga, this documentary follows Celeste as she examines her mother’s unopened artistic archive and traverses three continents to better understand Poly the icon and Poly the mother.


"Poly Styrene was so iconic... Rare archive, great soundtrack"  - BBC Radio 3


★★★★  

"riveting take on British punk heroine", Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian





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