7:30PM, Sat 18 May
A package of ﬁlms brimming with hope and heart. These International Shorts tackle human rights issues with a tender touch and an occasional laugh.
David Moreno / Spain / 2012 / 12:43 mins / Spanish with English subtitles / Drama / Unclassified 18+
As his language and memory disappears, a grandfather ﬁghts to make one ﬁnal decision on his own. A joyful and affectionate meditation on the right to die with dignity.
30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone)
Anna Cady / UK / 2012 / 10:35 mins / English / Animated Documentary / Unclassified 18+
Blending animation and documentary footage, this powerful ﬁlm introduces us to three women as they lobby for increased female representation in Sierra Leone’s parliament.
Jossie Malis Álvarez / Spain / 2012 / 15:00 mins / Multiple languages with English subtitles / Drama / Unclassified 18+
How can you work, socialise or simply survive in society when no one can understand you?
Meghna Gupta / UK / 2012 / 14:00 mins / Hindi with English subtitles / Documentary / Unclassified 18+
What happens to all our discarded clothes? Unravel journeys to Panipat, India to meet the women working in recycling factories that turn masses of unwanted Western clothing back into thread.
Bryan Buckley / USA and South Africa / 2012 / 18:00 mins / Somali with English subtitles / Drama / Unclassified 18+
Full of wonder and hope from a country emerging from the ravages of war. Asad is the coming-of-age story of a young boy faced with choosing the life of pirates, or learning to be a ﬁsherman. Starring an all-Somali-refugee cast. Nominated for an Academy Award, 2013.
Hold on Tight
Anna Rodgers / Ireland / 2011 / 12:00 mins / English / Documentary / Unclassified 18+
For same-sex couples in Ireland, the simple act of touching can provoke outrage or even violence. Hold on Tight is a tender collection of love stories from LGBTI couples in Ireland.
Afarin Eghbal / UK / 2011 / 9:16 mins / English / Animation / Unclassified 18+
A grandmother shares her story of disappearance, loss, protest and reclamation; a story familiar to hundreds of Argentinian women whose children went missing during Videla’s military dictatorship.