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Hoping. Fearing. Dreaming.

Hopes, fears and dreams form a narrative resulting in explorations of lives yet to be lived and turns of poetic self-expression.

Programmed by Elaine Wong | Total running time 98min

Films in this programme
  • Image from Delete Beach

    Delete Beach

  • Image from And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool

    And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool

  • Image from The Night I Dance with Death

    The Night I Dance with Death

  • Image from Victoria Sin

    Victoria Sin

  • Image from Sulukule Mon Amour

    Sulukule Mon Amour

  • Image from Black Barbie

    Black Barbie

  • Image from Shogun

    Shogun

  • Image from Hip Hop Cafe

    Hip Hop Cafe

  • Image from Dear Mr. Shakespeare

    Dear Mr. Shakespeare

  • Image from The Ancestors Came

    The Ancestors Came

  • Image from To & Kyo

    To & Kyo

  • Image from Robot & Scarecrow

    Robot & Scarecrow

Film 1

Delete Beach

A collaboration between artist Phil Collins and leading animation studio Studio 4°C.

Dir Phil Collins. Germany-Japan-Norway 2016. 7min

Film 2

And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool

Soushite Watashitachi Ha Pool Ni Kingyo Wo

Why did four fifteen-year-old girls put 400 fish in a high school pool in Saitama, Japan?

Dir Makoto Nagahisa. Japan 2016. 28min

Film 3

The Night I Dance with Death

La Nuit je danse avec la mort

Jack is at a party with some friends when he decides to take a psychedelic drug.

Dir Vincent Gibaud. France 2017. 6min

Film 4

Victoria Sin

A portrait of Victoria Sin, and the transformative power of drag.

Dir Amrou Al-Kadhi. UK 2017. 6min

Film 5

Sulukule Mon Amour

In Istanbul’s Sulukule district, two young women use dance to express their freedom.

Dir Azra Deniz Okyay. Turkey 2016. 6min

Film 6

Black Barbie

A thought-provoking poetic essay on the notion of lighter skin being the beauty ideal.

Dir Comfort Arthur. Ghana 2016. 4min

Film 7

Shogun

Shogun is an unsigned grime MC, with a determination to put Scottish rap on the map.

Dir Emily McDonald. UK 2017. 6min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Emily McDonald, Director

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Film 8

Hip Hop Cafe

An ensemble slice of life in a diner, where rap lyrics become part of the drama.

Dir Robbie Samuels. UK 2017. 5min

Festival guests

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  • Robbie Samuels, Director

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Film 9

Dear Mr. Shakespeare

Journey through Shakespeare’s Othello in a historical and contemporary setting.

Dir Shola Amoo. UK 2016. 5min

Festival guests

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  • Shola Amoo, Director

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Film 10

The Ancestors Came

Faith Ringgold, an African-American civil rights activist famous for her quilted narrations, recounts the stories of her past.

Dir Cecile Emeke. UK-USA 2017. 6min

Festival guests

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  • Cecile Emeke, Director

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Film 11

To & Kyo

Tsuneo Goda of Domo internet meme fame takes us on an animated tour of Downtown Toyko.

Dir Tsuneo Goda. Japan 2017. 4min

Film 12

Robot & Scarecrow

A uniquely modern fairytale about love with Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger.

Dir Kibwe Tavares. UK-South Africa 2017. 15min

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Kibwe Tavares, Director

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