SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 4.00 pm at the RIO CINEMA
FEMINIST SHORTS SESSION + panel discussion with directors Linnéa Haviland, Natasha Waugh, Trish Kelly and Jasmine Doyle Pitt, and Tic Ashfield (composer, A Bird in a Cage). Chaired by DJ and writer Chardine Taylor-Stone
Invisible Skin WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Linnéa Haviland / 2015 / Sweden, UK / Rating: U / 5 mins
Short film exploring the body as boundary and as self. Three women from three generations speak about their experiences of their bodies throughout their lives.
Running Commentary UK PREMIERE
Director: Natasha Waugh / 2014 / Ireland / Rating: 12 / 6 mins
Drama capturing the everyday sexism that women and girls experience. A woman becomes the focus of men’s gaze and commentary whilst out jogging.
A Bird in a Cage LONDON PREMIERE
Director: Lauren Orme / 2015 / UK / Rating: U / 20 mins
Through a combination of interviews, archive footage and traditional cut-out animation, the remarkable life of Welsh suffragette Margaret Mackworth is uncovered.
There and Back WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Trish Kelly / 2014 / Ireland / Rating: 15 / 6 mins
Trigger warning: includes testimony from a survivor of sexual assault.
The story of one woman’s experience of sexual assault, how she dealt with the trauma and the support that existed to help her along the way.
The Girl and the Gondola (La Ragazza e la Gondola) UK PREMIERE
Director: Abbe Robinson / 2013 / UK, Italy / Rating: U / 12 mins
Drama. Following in your father’s footsteps can be tough, especially when you’re a girl. 10 year old Carla dreams of becoming a gondolier like her father, but 900 years of Venetian tradition and the disapproval of her parents stand in her way.
Kids on Gender
Director: Jasmine Doyle Pitt / 2014 / UK / Rating: PG / 10 mins
A child-led investigation of gender performance. A group of children reveal their ideas of what gender is, what they think about it and whether they believe in it. The film shows the kids struggling with stereotypical gender roles and questioning their rigidity.