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Images of Black Women Film Festival 2013
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Images of Black Women (IBW) Film Festival has acted for nearly a decade as the only advocate for change in the representation of black women in film, presenting the global black experience with a focus on women in varied roles such as actresses, directors, screenwrites and producers.


PROGRAMME

Friday 3rd May 2013
Get the Tricycle Festival Pass for £40 only (excludes kids workshop)

Middle of Nowhere – UK Premiere: 8:15pm – 10:30pm | £9.50
Directed by: by Ava DuVernay – Drama, 97min, USA, 2012 – 12A
A steadfast wife gets propelled in a new and shocking directions of self-discovery – caught between two worlds and two men in the search for herself.
Starring: Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo & Omari Hardwick followed by Q&A guests to be announced

Saturday 4th May 2013
Children Workshop: 11am – 1pm | £5
L’atelier des p’tits artistes » will deliver a fun workshop to introduce children – 5 to 11 year old – to alternative ways to learn about other cultures & languages through story-telling, recycling & craft activities as well as dance

Feminine Expressions & Representations : 1pm – 5pm | Free
Art exhibition showcasing female artists or any artist representing women.

Exploring Youth Culture : 2pm – 4pm | £5
Dear Mr Cameron:
Directed by: Martin Denham – 10min, UK 2012 – PG
A provocative short film giving a different perspective on the 2011 England riots

Hanging Out Youth Culture Then & Now:
Directed by: Lorna Holder & Yvonne Deutschman – 50min, UK 2012 – PG
Dive into 1950s and 1960s London’s diverse youth culture richly illustrated with archive film, photographs and iconic posters. This documentary explores it all and draws parallels with youth culture today. Followed by: Panel discussion

Pariah: 4:30pm – 6:30pm | £9.50
Directed by: by Dee Rees – Drama, 86min, USA, 2011 – 15A
Pariah tells the story of Alike a Brooklyn teenager, a good student with a flair for poetry, who is struggling with risks friendship, heartbreak, family conflicts and her desperate search for sexual expression.
Starring: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis. Followed by Q&A’s with Campbell director of StudlLife

Rethinking the film industry : 7:15pm – 9:15pm | £7
A film professional will give a talk on alternative filmmaking practices.Guests TBC.

Sunday 5th May 2013

Caribbean Women in film : 2:45pm – 4:30pm | £8.50

Missed:
Directed by: Michelle Serieux – 20min, Jamaica 2012 – 12A
Missed is a visually stunning piece capturing the darkness and mood of this story of human folly and the devastating consequences of unmet expectations

The Coming of Org – UK Premiere:
Directed by: Davina Lee – 33min, St Lucia 2012 – 12A
When you meet with Org, you change for the better or worse. You can even die, but you will never be the same again
Followed by: Panel discussion with Davina Lee

Feminine Expressions & Representations : 3pm – 7pm | Free
Art exhibition showcasing female artists or any artist representing women.

African Women in film : 5pm – 6:50pm | £9.50

Mother’s day (kare Kare Zvako):
Directed by: Tsitsi Dangarembga – 30min, Zimbabwe 2005
A tale of hunger & desperartion based on an African folklore (Shona tale) Mother’s Day is a all singing, all-dancing tale of women empowerment.

Joy, it’s Nina – UK Premiere:
Directed by: Jane Thorbum – 35min, UK 2012
This evocative and original film builds on the experiences and emotional lives of West African women living in the UK separated from their families

Platform for Creativity : 7:10pm – 9:10pm | £6
Platform for Creativity is a forum for discussion as well as a networking event that introduces a panel of women working in various field of the film industry. This is a great opportunity to be amongst film and creative professionals & put your questions directly to them.
Panelists TBC.

Cine Lumiere

Monday 6th May 2013
Elza (Le Bonheur d’Elza) – UK Premiere: 6:15pm – 8:40pm | £10 & £8 conc
Directed by: by Mariette Monpierre – 78min, France, 2011 – (French with English Subtitles)
This feature debut by writer/director Mariette Monpierre offers an unusual insider’s view of lush island culture as she captures the passion and contradictions of this family.
Followed by a Q&A’s with Mariette Monpierre

Africa Centre

Tuesday 7th May 2013

Feminine Expressions & Representations : 7pm – 8pm | Free
Art exhibition showcasing female artists or any artist representing women.

Showing 3 films : 8:30pm – 10:30pm | £5
Ancestral Voices: Esoteric African Knowledge:
Directed by: Dalian Adofo & Verona Spence – 73min, UK 2011
An educational documentary opening up a much-needed debate about traditional African spiritual systems.
Followed by : Q&A with Verona Spence

Yellow Fever:
Directed by: Ng’endo Mukii – 7min, Kenya 2012
Visually artistic & very beautiful short film- a mixture of animation and performing bodies – explores how African & African descents perceive their body in relation to skin colour & race; and the effect on their mind and soul.

Yennenga:
Directed by: Michelle Cohen – 1min, France 2013
An adapted version of the 12th century’s legend of Princess Yennenga the brave female warrior, who saved the kingdom of his father the King of the Mossi tribe of Burkina Faso and made peace with the enemies. A perfect tale for Euzhan Palcy, the first black female director produced by a major Hollywood studio.

Friday 10th May 2013

Feminine Expressions & Representations : 7pm – 8pm | Free
Art exhibition showcasing female artists or any artist representing women.

Showing 2 films : 8:30pm – 10:30pm | £5

The Naked Option: A Last Resort – UK Premiere:
Directed by: Candace Schermerhorn – 75min, Nigeria/USA 2011
The film celebrates the power of an organised group of women who use the threat of stripping naked in public (a serious cultural taboo in Yoruba tradition) to make their voices heard.

Cameroonian Women in Motion:
Directed by: Florence Ayisi – 10min, UK/Cameroon 2012
As women parade and walk with pride on Women’s Day they validate their social positions, share their experiences and also celebrate their achievements.
Followed by Q&A’s Guests to be confirmed

Peckham Plex

Wednesday 8th May 2013
Feminine Expressions & Representations : 7pm – 8pm | Free
Art exhibition showcasing female artists or any artist representing women.

Melvin: Chronicles of a Player: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | £6.99
Directed by: Lawrence Coke – 100min, UK, 2012
A spoof documentary, which shines a light on the exploits of Melvin Cartright, self-confessed ladies man and all round cad.
Follwed by Q&A’s with filmmaker & cast

Thursday 9th May 2013
Feminine Expressions & Representations : 7pm – 8pm | Free
Art exhibition showcasing female artists or any artist representing women.

Black – UK Premiere: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | £5.99
Directed by: Pierre Laffargue – 115min, France/Senegal, 2009 (French with English Subtitles)
A funky blaxploitation soundtrack, BLACK delivers heist film filled with action and peppered with comedy, African mysticism and with a strong female lead character, Pamela (Carole Karemera), who is a no nonsense Interpol agent.

BFI Southbank
Saturday 11th May 2013
Showing 3 Films putting Haiti back on the agenda : 2pm – 4:30pm | £6

Adopted ID:
Directed by: Sonia Godding Togobo – 62min, UK/Haiti/US/Canada 2012
A documentary uncovering the extraordinary journey of Judith Craig, who was abandoned at birth and bravely returned to the impoverished nation of Haiti to find her parents.
Followed by Q&A’s with filmmaker Sonia Godding Togobo & Judith Craig

Baseball in the Time of Cholera:
Directed by: Bryn Mooser & David Darg – 28min, Haiti 2011
A powerful insight into the tragedy of Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic through the eyes of a young baseball player

Sun City Picture House :
Directed by: Bryn Mooser & David Darg – 28min, Haiti 2011
The story of a community torn apart by disaster then united through a common love for movies
Feminine Expressions & Representations : 7pm – 8pm | INVITE ONLY
Art exhibition showcasing female artists or any artist representing women.

English

Images of Black Women (IBW) Film Festival has acted for nearly a decade as the only advocate for change in the representation of black women in film, presenting the global black experience with a focus on women in varied roles such as actresses, directors, screenwrites and producers.