Kofi and Lartey
Sasha Rainbow | 2019
United Kingdom | 20 min | 12+ years | Twi with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

The commercial district of Agbogbloshie in Accra, the capital of Ghana, is home to 100,000 people – and to one of the world’s biggest electronic waste dumps. Inseparable friends Kofi and Lartey roam Agboglobishie in search of valuable materials, adventure, and an opportunity to define their own future.

Strong is Better Than Angry
Hope Dickson Leach | 2019
Scotland | 11 min | 12+ years | English with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

A fists-bared, kickboxing, bleeding-nose look at who and what makes women angry right now – and what they do about it.

Let My Body Speak
Madonna Adib | 2019
United Kingdom | 10 min | 12+ years | Arabic with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

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.

This film is part of the ‘Women in Motion’ programme.

Maja
Marijana Jankovic | 2018
Denmark | 21 min | 8+ years | Serbian with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

Maja, a six year old Serbian girl, is dropped off at the kindergarten by her father. They have only been in Denmark for a short period of time. Everything is new, especially the language, 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.

Inside Me
Maria Teixeira | 2019
Germany | 5 min | 12+ years | English | Closed Captions

Screened as part of TOAFF20

In this gentle, intimate animated documentary, a young woman shares what may have been the most potent decision she’s had to make in life: whether or not to have an abortion.

Cause of Death
Jyoti Mistry | 2020
Austria | 19 min | 15+ years | English with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Through archival film footage, animation and spoken word poetry, an experience of structural violence against women is exposed.

Coded Bias
Shalini Kantayya | 2020
United Kingdom, United States | 86 min | 12+ years | English, Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

An utterly compelling wake-up call and a call to action, Coded Bias unmasks Artificial Intelligence by laying bare the racial and gender biases that permeate its algorithms.

A Voice Above Nature
Annie Moir | 2018
United Kingdom | 13 min | English with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF20

Alongside the call of the humpback whale, the voices of a whale guide, a biologist and a ship captain help us navigate the pressing issue of noise pollution.

Black Sheep
Ed Perkins | 2018
United Kingdom | 27 min | 15+ years | English with English subtitles | Subtitles

Black Sheep blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction to pose difficult and highly topical questions about race and identity. Who decides what makes us who we are? And what compromises are we prepared to make in order to fit in?

Fresh Start

Fresh Start is an Edinburgh-based charity helping people who have been homeless establish themselves in their new home. 

Topics: UK Poverty