SCREENING
WATERSHED CINEMA 2
16:30
£5.00
INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS OR BUY SINGLE TICKETS
40 mins
Dir: Various

Formed to address the virtual absence of a broad diversity of black female and female identified voices in the arena of artist moving image, and mindful of writer, Claudia Rankine’s assertion that the ‘invisibility of black Women is astounding’, Philomela’s Chorus brings together the work of four emerging artists from literature, visual arts and the moving image. It offers an opportunity to see a new and exciting range of styles and approaches – from the polyphonic to the deeply personal.

Films:

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Anime

Dir: Beverley Bennett
UK 2017
12 mins

A tapestry of voices reveals the multi-faceted complexities and experiences of what it is to be a black woman in the UK today.

philomelas_chorus_phoebe_3The Words We Do Not Have Yet

Dir: Phoebe Boswell
UK 2017
11 mins

A salute to women in history who have used their bodies in protest when they haven’t been permitted to use their voices, this film reflects upon the collective strength and subversive potential of women standing together and using their voices in collaboration.

philomelas_chorus_mels_lament_2Mel’s Lament

Dir: Nicola Thomas
UK 2017
8 mins

Drawing on the ancient Greek story of Philomela and Tereus, Mel’s Lament imagines a present-day version of the couple and the complexity of their relationship.

philomelas_chorus_something_said_1Something Said

Dir: Jay Bernard
UK 2017
8 mins

In 1981 the New Cross Fire tragically claimed the lives of 13 young black people and was met with state, media and police indifference. Haunted by that history, and in the context of the recent rise of the far right, Something Said resurrects the spirit of Yvonne Ruddock, whose 16th birthday was being celebrated the night of the fire.


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