Our Entangled Rebellions
A galvanising short film programme where resistance to bodily and ecological violence is focused through queerness, Afrofuturism, and ecofeminism.
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.
Beyond the screen: 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.
(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.
(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. NaliniNadkarni.
There’s Not Much We Can Do
(Erica Monde, 2022, UK, 19min)
An ecofeminist, personal essay documentary about endometriosis and the invasive Japanese Knotweed.
(Jorge Cadena, 2022, Colombia, Switzerland, 16min)
Queer Colombian activists stage a bold, dangerous disruption at a coal mining press conference.
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