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All Films in the

2018 Festival

Director: Nancy Buirski

the rape of RECY TAYLOR

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black woman, wife and mother, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor.

Thursday 30 August


90 mins 15
Director: Luciana Ceccatto Farah

SOMEBODY CLAP FOR ME

In Uganda, youth are re-inventing their ancestral tradition of storytelling into slam poetry nights to fight the silence imposed by an oppressive regime.

Friday 31 August


95 mins 12
Various

WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINE – SHORT FILMS

Films about and from the perspective of women around the world.

Saturday 1 September


78 mins 15
Director: Ralph Strean

GENESIS: PARADISE LOST

Stunning visual effects and field research invite audiences to explore the much-studied and heated debate over what exactly happened "in the Beginning"?

Sunday 2 September


100 mins U
Director: Samuel Wickey

MY AMISH WORLD

A father breaks the chains of fear and oppression to allow hope, the expression of love and freedom to leave the Amish.

Sunday 2 September

Directors: Zara Balfour and Marcus Stephenson

CHILDREN OF THE SNOWLAND

A coming of age voyage in which the children must trek from their adopted city school all the way back to their birthplace to make peace with those who gave them up for a ‘better’ life.

Sunday 2 September


93 mins PG
Various Directors from around the world

KALEIDOSCOPE – SHORT FILMS

Short films from around the world on life choices.

Monday 3 September


92 mins 18
Director: Tedy Necula

BESIDE ME

A subway is blocked between stations on the morning after the fire tragedy at Collective Club in Bucharest. Forced together people begin to interact.

Tuesday 4 September


83 mins PG
Various Directors from around the world

APOLLO – SHORT FILMS

Short films from around the world that change the way we think.

Wednesday 5 September

Director: Joseph Stillman

CITIZEN CLARK … A LIFE OF PRINCIPLE

For more than fifty years, former U.S Attorney General Ramsey Clark has fought against the abuses of U.S. power and championed the causes of peace, justice, and human rights issues worldwide.

Thursday 6 September

Various Directors

SCARS OF ART + ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?!

DOUBLE BILL

Innovative ways of resolving conflict through art and sport.

Friday 7 September


78 mins U
Producer: Jon Brick

UNCOMMON ALLIES

Rosilyn Temple turned a personal search for justice into a life changing community call to action

Friday 7 September


78 mins PG
Various Directors from around the world

WINGS OF DESIRE – SHORT FILMS

A collection of short films on people seeking a better life

Saturday 8 September


89 mins 15

LIVE PITCH COMPETITION

The 12th I Will Tell International Film Festival and The Pitch (celebrating its 10th year) have teamed up once again to give 7 carefully selected filmmakers the opportunity to present a 2 minute film pitch to a panel of industry judges.

Saturday 8 September

Director: Gillian Scott-Ward

BACK TO NATURAL

Join us on this journey of discovery and enlightenment while celebrating Black history and natural styles that are taking the world by storm.

Saturday 8 September


69 mins PG
Director: Joanne Hock

PURPLE DREAMS – UK PREMIERE

Black youth stereotypes are turned upside down in this roller coaster ride of emotions. Packing all the drama of “A Chorus Line,” the adolescent charm of “Fame” and the talent of “Glee,” you will laugh, cry and feel inspired by these amazing students.

Saturday 8 September


72 mins U

CLOSING GALA AWARDS CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Join us to celebrate all the filmmakers this year and especially honour the filmmakers who have been nominated for BEST FEATURE DRAMA, BEST DOCUMENTARY and BEST SHORT DRAMA and special commendations.