Festival Programme - Sat 15th and Sun 16th Dec 2018


As well as all these films, our programme includes filmmaker panels.
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Venue: Close Up Film Centre, 97 Sclater Street, London E1 6HR

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Saturday 15thDecember


Theme - Colour Her In and Little Girl    11am – 12.30pm

Peace Carpet, dir. Ziba Arzhang

Devi, dir. Anirban Paul

Tiffanys, dir. Sean Esser, Caitlin Chiusano and Zhara Honore

Watermelon: A Cautionary Tale, dir.

Henry, dir. Rhea Storr

21, 3rdFloor, Naz Building, dir. Zarin Salahi

The Water Will Carry Us Home, dir. Gabrielle Tesfaye

Eternity, dir. Yeaeun Jang

Tolu, dir. Nadine Ibrahim

Diaries Of A Disempowered Girl Child, dir. Vivian Lucas

The Girls Are Not Brides, dir. KM Taj-Biul Hasan



Theme - Song And Dance & Mamma We Love You    1pm – 3pm

Grievances, dir. Elizabeth A. Baker

I Can Only Be Mary Lane, dir. Jesseca Ynez Simmons

Mumatar, dir. Destiny Ekaragha

The Spirits Of The Water, dir. Emanuela Zuccalà

A Mother’s Journey, dir. Sade Adeniran

Baby Gravy, dir. Marley Morrison

Two Wongs Make A White, dir. Jolene Kim



Theme - Love Letter To Herself Pt1    3.50pm – 5.50pm

No Shade, dir. Clare Anyiam-Osigwe

Colour Blind, dir. Tracy Kiryango

I Woke Up This Morning Wanting To Kiss You, dir. Laurelle Jones



Theme - Breaking Bonds    6.45pm – 7.45

Home, dir. Meena Ayittey

Oath Bound, dir. Ola Laniyan

The Sycamore Gap, dir. Lucy Rose Wilson



Theme - Precious Endurance Of Culture & Tradition Pt1    8.05pm – 9.10pm

Generation, dir. Pamela Woolford

Once An Old Lady Sat On My Chest, dir. Candice Onyeama

Rivers Of Nine, dir. Kiana Harris

African Odyssey: Ancestral Memories, dir. Emeka Anozie


Sunday 16thDecember


Theme - Voice To Our Humanity    11am – 1.10pm

Don’t Expel The Blacks, dir. Princess A. Hairston

Speak Up, dir. Amandine Gay

We Are Human, dir. Louise Kanza



Theme - Love Letters To Herself Pt2    1.50pm – 4.10pm

Torments Of Love, dir. Caroline Jules

Facebook Me, dir. Jemilah Findlay

Practice, dir. Deva Palmier

If Not, dir. Phyllis Grae Grande

Broken, dir. Daniel Alexander

BackBurner Dreams, dir. Brenda Hayes



Theme - The Body Positive    4.55pm – 5.45pm

The Sum Of Her Parts, dir. Briana Clearly

Lulu: The Pearl Boxer, dir. Asimwe John Bibagamba

Everything That I Am Not, dir. Roman Manfredi

Sweet Thing, dir. Amelia Segrera

She Is Juiced: Slice Two, dir. Lois Norman



Theme - Precious Endurance Of Culture & Tradition Pt2    7.20pm – 8.25pm

Memories Of Missionaries, dir. Delphine Wil

Yole, dir. Stephanie Saxemard

Seventy, dir. Jiage Tong

The Revolution Of The Fairytale, dir. Fiona Compton






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