Unrestricted View Film Festival – Documentaries 2

Venue: The Hen & Chickens Theatre
Thursday 25th April
3.30pm, £8
80 mins

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We Have a Dream: Women’s Hopes & Conflicts (Israel) Dir: Zlila Helman

All roads lead to Rome and enable women from all over the world, from different backgrounds, cultures and religions, to open their hearts & share their dreams with us. Dreams can be about us or our beloved ones, small or ambitious and they can even come true.
Dreams reflect who we are and what we want to be. We can’t fight our destiny, we have to live with it, but, “yes, we can” strive to create a better future.

Coming Home (UK) Dir: Rob West

Customers in a London pub react to England’s performance in the World Cup semi-final.

Sian: Portrait of a Photographer (UK) Dir: Dylan Friese-Green

The life and career of award-winning British photographer, Sian Davey, as she discusses the influence of self, community and family on her work to date.

Abalon (UK) Dir: Vahid Keshavarz

A short documentary about a creative person making candles.

Pilsen Vintage (USA) Dir: Fernanda Terepins

Pilsen Vintage is a short-film documentary about the transformations of a latin neighborhood through the point of view of one of the first local thrift shop. It is the story about a place where concepts are recycled: what is “old” becomes the “new”.

We Can Dream (Republic of Korea) Dir: Dae Ryun Chang

Jihoon is a veteran disabled baker who works at We Can Cookies, a company that specializes in organic baked products and is run by nuns. He feels rewarded that consumers like what he and his fellow disabled workers make. He aspires to be a role model to his junior bakers and hopes that the company can hire more disabled workers to share in his dream.

Counter//Balance (USA) Dir: Anuradha Rana

This short experimental films weaves together footage filmed over the course of a year as choreographer and dancer, Anita Fillmore Kenny, works with dancer Kris Lenzo and musician Jamie Fillmore to craft a short piece that examines the absence of presence, as they meditate on the loss of loved ones and the process by which we come to terms with, and celebrate, an unyielding emotion.

2001: Pressure Makes Diamonds (UK) Dir: Kazim Rashid

The tri-narrative film explores what Kazim calls the “so-called War on Terror and the destruction of global brown and muslim identities, following the catastrophic events of 2001”.

British Asian culture entered the mainstream at the dawn of the new millennium – from Goodness Gracious Me to Talvin Singh’s OK. But then everything changed. Explosive race riots in Oldham, Bradford and beyond were followed by the attacks on the World Trade Center, since then fear, suspicion and Islamophobia have forced Asian culture and Muslim identity into retreat.

Kazim posits that 2001 was a turning point, leading to “a post-traumatic fracture” of British Asian identity. In the 9-screen video work, he traces and juxtaposes three key events; three months of race riots in his home town in Oldham in the north-west of England, Muslim boxer Prince Naseem Hamed’s first loss and 9/11.

Tickets booked online must be collected 15mins before showtime. Cash tickets are available for 30 mins at the box office. TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

Over 18’s only, limited access for people with disabilities, no admittance for latecomers.

Hen & Chickens Theatre

109 St Paul’s Road

London N1 2NA