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Our Entangled Rebellions
Thu 7 December 2023
A vibrant, electric short film programme about interconnected bodies and their struggles.
Pop-punk from atop the detritus of colonialism. Queer anger as answer to extractive killing machines. An Indigenous rebirth ritual, threading the hopes of people with the land. A speculative conversation with a traumatised tree; the parallel lives of endometriosis and the Japanese knotweed. In these entangled rebellions, resistance to violence is embodied through mutually enlivening lenses: queerness, Afrofuturism, ecofeminism. Whispering, shouting, refusing, and demanding, they all call for revolt.
Terra Mater (Kantarama Gahigiri, 2023, UK, 10min)
An Afrofuturist visual poem on colonial extractivism; a message of anger delivered from atop a rubbish heap.
Ava Mocoi, The Twins (Luiza Calagian & Vinicius Toro, 2022, Brazil/Cuba, 15min)
On the border between Brazil and Paraguay, the Guarani Indigenous people perform a baptism ritual to renew the cycle of nature.
TR333 (April Lin, 2021, UK, 10min)
A sensorial and speculative dialogue with a new species of climate-resilient tree, developed by April Lin 林森 in conversation with ecologist Dr. Nalini Nadkarni.
There's Not Much We Can Do (Erica Monde, 2022, UK, 19min)
An ecofeminist, personal essay documentary about endometriosis and the invasive Japanese Knotweed.
Flores del otro Patio (Jorge Cadena, 2022, Colombia, Switzerland, 16min)
Queer Colombian activists stage a bold, dangerous disruption at a coal mining press conference.
Feel these rebellions take shape with a reading of original work by Eilidh Akilade (The Skinny, Dazed, Fringe of Colour), shaped in response to the programme.
Contains depictions of environmental destruction and gun violence. Contains discussions of colonialism, murder, chronic pain, medical negligence, invasive medical procedures. 'Flores del otro Patio' contains homophobic and racist slurs.
Part of Take One Action 2023