Black Arts World: Slate Weekender Shorts PG

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This film was last shown on 15 September 2019

Taking place as part of Black Arts World: Slate Weekender - a showcase of the new wave of Black* artists in the North.

'Pay what you feel' tickets will be available from our cinema box office, or tickets can be purchased online at our suggested prices.

A curated selection of short films and documentaries by Black filmmakers, including Eelyn Lee, Tina Gharavi, Ashley Karrell:

Futurist Women by Eelyn Lee

A futurist re-imagining of three women’s past struggles, set in a world where women are equal, there is no abuse and you are free to be who you want to be. Futurist Women is a collaboration between filmmaker Eelyn Lee, 13-year old girls and a group of women who have experienced domestic violence.

Mother / Country by Tina Gharavi

At the age of six, director Tina Gharavi left Iran and her mother, to live with her father in the West. She has not seen mother or homeland since. This film follows her as she returns to Iran to confront her past and understand why her mother sent her away. TimeOut selected Mother/Country as 'Pick of the Week' and called it "genuinely moving". A Channel Four commissioned TV documentary.

Truce by Eelyn Lee

In 2012 Eelyn Lee collaborated with young people to devise and stage moments of truce in locations around East London. Inspired by ‘old master paintings’ the film depicts slow motion tableaux exploring ideas of conflict at home, at work and on the streets.

Carnival Messiah – The Documentary by Ashley Karrell

The documentary on the remarkable reimagining of Handel’s Messiah to become the cultural landmark of Carnival Messiah, and the artistry and endeavour of creator Geraldine Connor is a story of everyday people and artists and how they joined as one. Carnival Messiah was widely praised for its scale, its community engagement and the way it brought together professionals, semi-professionals locals and international artists on to one stage.

The screening will finish with a Q&A with featured filmmaker Eelyn Lee.

Supported by City of Ideas and Slate – an Eclipse movement

Curated by: Melanie Abrahams
Producing Team: Melanie Abrahams, Sai Murray (main stage and lead producer), Asher Jael (Talks, workshops and wellbeing in Creative Lounge), Grace Lee (exhibitions)

City of Ideas is a partnership of major cultural organisations in the Cultural Industries Quarter area in Sheffield, led by Site Gallery. Through ambitious public art commissioning, collaborative events and talks programmes, and a critical exploration of the value of public space in contemporary cities, City of Ideas will make tangible the international impact of Sheffield's home-grown cultural talent and radically influence how city centres will look in the future.

City of Ideas Partners: Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Showroom Workstation, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Children's Media Conference, Eclipse Theatre, Forced Entertainment and Artworks. Funded by Arts Council’s Ambition for Excellence fund.

*To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalized for their race or ethnicity.

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