Returning and Repressing

The visualising of memories of turbulent pasts and lost creations. Traumatic and sorrowful experiences of historical events and personal pain conjoin in filmic palimpsests.

Helen de Witt

Total running time 94min

Ears, Nose and Throat

While under a medical examination, a modest woman unburdens her traumatic witnessing of the shooting of a man by his friend.

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Dir Kevin Jerome Everson
USA 2016

Reluctantly Queer

A young Ghanaian man confesses his confusion around his sexuality and his desire to please his mother.

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Dir Akosua Adoma Owusu
USA-Ghana 2016

On a Wing and a Prayer

A recreation of the 31-mile walk of refugee Abdul Rahman Haroun through the Eurotunnel, only for him to be arrested under an arcane Victorian railway law.

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Dir Alia Syed
UK 2016

Events in a Cloud Chamber

Revisiting Indian painter Padamsee’s lost avant-garde film from the 1970s, using contemporary documentary interview footage.

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Dir Ashim Ahluwalia
India 2016

Liliesleaf Farm Mayibuye: In Search of the Spectres of History

Using double screen, the filmmaker juxtaposes her domestic family history with that of Nelson Mandela prior to his arrest.

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Dir Patti Gaal-Holmes
UK-South Africa 2016

Last Days of Leningrad

A look back to the intelligentsia of late 1980s Leningrad – a city and a set of people that no longer exist.

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Dir Maria Zennstrom
Sweden 2016