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A young girl lying on a carpeted floor, feeding some lettuce to a small turtle.

Women in Motion: Shorts Programme


16 September 2020 - 27 September 2020

Subtitles Closed Captions
United Kingdom
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A special programme of short films directed by women, exploring women’s relationship to place, ancestry and their physical selves.

A man with a grey beard and glasses preparing food and talking to a young girl who is sitting on the countertop beside himMaja
(dir. Marijana Jankovic, Denmark 2018, 21′)
Maja, a six year old Serbian girl, has only been in Denmark for a short time. Everything is new, which makes it difficult for Maja to interact with the other kids. Her words and her intentions are often misunderstood. As her parents come to pick her up at the end of a long day, her motivations become clearer.


A young girl lying on a carpeted floor, feeding some lettuce to a small turtle.

Hello Ahma
(dir. Siyou Tan, Singapore / USA, 2019, 16′)
Eight-year-old Michelle is struggling to adjust to the new life her parents are building in America. Unable to attend her beloved grandma’s funeral back in Singapore, she creates her own farewell ritual


Six women standing in a boxing gym with their fists raised. A Union Jack hangs on the back wall.

Strong is Better than Angry
(dir. Hope Dickson Leach, UK, 2019, 11′)
A fists-bared, kickboxing, bleeding-nose look at who and what makes women angry right now – and what they do about it.




Close-up of a woman's feet and lower legs against a dark background.

Let my Body Speak
(dir. Madonna Adib, UK / Jordan, 2020, 10′)
Our bodies store memories. The body does not forget. A childhood in Damascus, OCD, the revolution, falling in love with a woman. My body remembers, it keeps the trauma. And after all the losses, I had to start listening to my body.


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How to watch
This film is available to watch at any time between 00:00 on 16 September and 23:59 on 27 September.

Ticket prices
Digital events still require a lot of work behind the scenes, and hosting digital screenings incurs significant costs. To reflect this, our recommended ticket price is £7, however we are operating a “sliding scale” ticket policy (thanks to SQIFF for leading the way) whereby audience members choose what to pay based on personal circumstances, from £2 upwards.  We don’t ask for any proof or ID – we just ask you to please be honest, so that this model can be sustainable for us as a small independent charity. For further guidance on price levels, please refer to this document, or the image below:

We don’t want price to be a barrier to access our festival. If you require free access, please contact freetickets@takeoneaction.org.uk, indicating the title of the film you wish to watch.


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