Unity Sisters

Unity Sisters is a non-hierarchical peer support group founded in 2014 for asylum-seeking women, refugees, and their children, assisting over 55 women and 155 children with shared migration experiences.

Chez Jolie Coiffure
Rosine Mbakam | 2018
Belgium | 70 min | 12+ years | French with English subtitles | Closed Captions

Intimate portrait of Cameroonian hairdresser Sabine and daily life at her salon Jolie Coiffure in Brussels, where she perfects her craft whilst talking and laughing with an eclectic cast of customers and visitors, many of whom share her fears about deportation.

Two-Spirit
Mónica Taboada-Tapia | 2021
Colombia | 16 min | 8+ years | Spanish with English subtitles | Closed Captions

Georgina, a trans woman living in a small indigenous community in Colombia, answers the hostility thrown her way with the words, “I have only love.”

Born in Damascus
Laura Wadha | 2021
Scotland, United Kingdom | 15 min | 12+ years | Arabic with English subtitles | Closed Captions

Syrian-Scottish filmmaker Laura Wadha reconnects with her cousin after 10 years apart. Through video calls, old recordings, and ongoing processes of memory and reconciliation, they piece together the story of their family separated by war.

For Love
Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor | 2021
United Kingdom | 13 min | 12+ years | English | Closed Captions

A lyrical work of queer fiction embedded in hostile reality. An immigrant secretly living with her girlfriend must make a decision about the life she wishes to lead when immigration officers hammer down her door.

First Step Swim
Caitlin McMullan | 2021
Scotland | 7 min | 8+ years | No dialogue | Closed Captions

First Step Swim follows Caitlin on a journey of wild swimming as she navigates not only her relationship to her body, but also to the water and space in which she inhabits throughout this short film.

An Ode to a Time I Loved Bread
Neema Ngelime | 2021
Belgium, Hungary, Portugal... | 11 min | 12+ years | English, Swahili with English subtitles | Closed Captions

A memory capsule of the filmmaker Neema’s time spent at a colonial legacy boarding school, and how it shaped her relationship to food, body, and identity.