The New School: Shorts Programme + discussion
A fine compilation of British shorts, music videos and visual arts documentaries.
We are pleased to announced the following panellists for this event: Grace Barber-Plentie (Chair, gal-dem), Jenn Nkiru, Phoebe Boswell, Sharlayne Flanders and Michelle Tiwo.
Who are the women in Britain today creating truthful, uncompromising and visually stunning images of the black woman? With a rich mix of short-form work ranging from music video to visual arts documentary, from Solange as cultural titan to potent belief structures and how they (de-)centre women, these shorts brood on profundities large and small. gal-dem will lead a discussion about inspiration and aspiration with a new generation of filmmakers.
USA-UK 2014. Dir Jenn Nkiru. 4min
UK 2013. Dir Grace Ladoja. With FKA Twigs. 6min
UK 2014. Dir Zawe Ashton. With Jenny Jules. 15min
Ackee & Saltfish
UK 2015. Dir Cecile Emeke. With Vanessa Babirye, Michelle Tiwo. 18min
Prologue: The Lizard of Unmarriedness (It’s All About How You Tell It)
UK 2015. Dir Phoebe Boswell. 7min
After the programme, special guest DJs from gal-dem magazine and BBZ will perform in the BFI Bar & Kitchen.