BLACK BRITISH CINEMA
This screening is part of the Aesthetica Season of Film at York Theatre Royal.
We Are Parable is renowned for bringing Black British cinema to new audiences. Their nationwide season Who We Are is a celebration of Black cinema from around the world, and is dedicated to ensuring the work of past, present and emerging Black storytellers is amplified and given every possible platform available. This innovative programme features eight shorts which speak to the lived experience of being a Black or Brown person in the UK. The artists who produced these stories are voices that not only deserve to be heard, but to be raised.
This screening is made up of the following short films:
UK 2021, 05:00
A driver tries some small talk to connect with his Uber passenger, but the conversation ends up raising bigger issues and conflict is most definitely on the cards for these two.
UK, 2021, 14:00
An eager couple are interrogated by two Home Office agents about their spousal visa application and endure a series of assessments that become progressively performative.
UK, 2021, 09:00
A misinformed police force, led by a trigger-happy commander, are tasked with bringing down a suspected “criminal organisation.” But are they really? What mission have they been sent on?
UK, 2021, 15:00
A short film about hope, creativity and bringing a positive light onto these dark times. An illuminating and optimistic short that will inspire viewers long past their first viewing.
TREE OF ROOTS
UK, 2021, 07:00
A British Ghanaian artist returns to the motherland after hearing that his grandfather has died. As he travels around Accra, Kwesi produces a piece on the experience of revisiting his roots.
WE ARE NOT THE VIRUS
UK, 2020, 04:00
A spoken word film exploring the feeling and experience of isolation through the eyes of black people in Bristol. Originally filmed as part of BBC’s Culture in Quarantine series.
STATIONARY PEACEFUL PROTEST
Xhosa Cole, Shiyi Li
UK, 2020, 11:31
Jazz musician Xhosa Cole and animator Shiyi Li collaborate on a powerful and evocative short inspired by the experience of attending a Black Lives Matter protest.
UK, 2021, 13:00
Highlighting the conversation Black people face when communicating their racial experience to white partners through a dynamic fusion of dance and dialogue.
THE LAST DAYS
UK, 2021, 13:00
In a near-future world where you can discover your Death Day, an apolitical woman learns that she and many Black people have been given incorrect dates and seeks justice before time runs out.
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