The disjunctures in young Syrian refugee boy's life, his displacement into a Palestinian refugee camp, his refusal of language, his separation from the norms of childhood are patiently depicted by Soudade as she follows his new yet uncertain life and the sincere efforts of family, friends and therapists to reach and heal him.
CAROL SALTER - ALMOST HEAVEN (2017)
Ying Ling, a 17-year-old trainee at a funeral parlor in Changsha (the capital of the central Chinese province of Hunan) is far from home and terrified of ghosts, yet she is training to become a mortician in one of China’s largest funeral homes.
PASCALE LAMCHE - WINNIE (2017)
A powerful bio-documentary of the much defamed Winnie Mandela: from its opening sequences, that interweave archive footage with shots of contemporary Johannesburg, we sense, with an excited anticipation, that we will be entering an unresolved historical space that tackles the racism, injustice and poverty that marked Apartheid South Africa.
ANDREA LUKA ZIMMERMAN - ESTATE, A REVERIE (2016)
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower atrocity which exposed the shortcomings and failures of social housing in Britain, we felt, when thinking of Andrea’s work, that it was timely to show her Estate, A Reverie, filmed over a course of seven years on a Haggerston estate