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All Films in the

2018 Festival

Director: Nancy Buirski

The RECY TAYLOR Film

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.

Saturday 8 December 7:30pm


90 mins 15
Director: Joanne Hock

PURPLE DREAMS – 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.

Friday 7 December, 8:00pm

Sunday 9 December 5:00pm


72 mins U
Various

WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINE – SHORT FILMS

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

Friday 7 December 7:30pm

Saturday 8 December, 8:00pm


78 mins 15
Director: Samuel Wickey

MY AMISH WORLD (PREMIERE)

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

Friday 7 December 1:45pm

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 9 December 4:15pm


93 mins PG
Various Directors from around the world

KALEIDOSCOPE – SHORT FILMS

Short films from around the world on life choices.

Saturday 8 December 4:15pm


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.

Friday 7 December 4:15pm


83 mins PG
Various Directors from around the world

APOLLO – SHORT FILMS

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

Friday 7 December 1:00pm

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.

Friday 7 December 5:00pm

Various Directors

SCARS OF ART (PREMIERE) + ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?!

DOUBLE BILL

Innovative ways of resolving conflict through art and sport.

Saturday 8 December  1:45pm


78 mins U
Producer: Jon Brick

UNCOMMON ALLIES (PREMIERE)

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

Saturday 8 December, 1:00pm


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

Sunday 9 December, 1:45pm


89 mins 15
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 December 5:00pm


69 mins PG