A Time for New Dreams – directed by Yvonne June Connikie
A Time For New Dreams is an experimental and intergenerational manifestation of the dreams of the Windrush generation in Wales. Taking its name from a book by Ben Okri, A Time For New Dreams was filmed in Newport, and is based on archival material and new testimonials. It reflects on and the ambitions the Windrush generation held as Invited Citizens, what that generation endured over decades and how this is ushering in A Time For New Dreams.
Connie – directed by Ché Walker
Spend your evening with a working class black Londoner as she reflects on her life, politics, Black Lives Matters, and her role as a woman in the world. Lean in closer, get to know her; this is Connie.
When I Was A Younger – Noella Mingo
When I Was A Younger is a short documentary that features four women who moved to London after WWII. They left parents, siblings and friends behind when they travelled from Grenada, Jamaica, Sri Lanka and Manchester in the north of England. Now in their 70s, 80s and 90s, these women are almost invisible to a modern society that can’t envisage them as anything but old. But as the film shows, they once were young, vibrant and full of fun. In fact, these four women still have the same mischievous streak they did when they were youngers.
Selcan + Q&A – directed by Ria Said
An experimental film that follows a young immigrant woman’s reveries and memories as she tries to go back to her past to escape her present. Followed by a Q&A.
Gibberism – directed by Maria Moss
Eve and her best friend, Gandalf The Egg, embark on a quest to find the meaning of some strange and unusual words she keeps hearing. The discovery of the new words will open her world up in unexpected ways that question her identity and sense of worth.
Blue Corridor 15 – by Dubheasa Lanipekun
Tobi, Nana and Elizabeth tackle classroom politics and tensions that come to a head in a teenage friendship close to sisterhood, when Elizabeth starts styling her classmates’ hair at break time to earn money. A sensitive and intimate portrait of South London girlhood, and how beauty culture as well as race and gender politics get discussed in chaotic adolescence.