We The Peoples Film Festival: Dance Up From The Street + Shorts


Hackney Picturehouse, Hackney


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We The Peoples Film Festival: Dance Up From The Street + Shorts

Bringing a future to Rwandan children through dance

We The Peoples Film Festival presents a night of films oriented around the plight of children in the less privileged parts of the world. Starting with the inspirational Dance Up From The Street, the night also includes screenings of other shorts, and is followed by a speech about the films just watched. The Films: - Dance Up From The Street, directed by Peter Goldsmid the intimate, moving story of a successful Canadian choreographer who spends months of every year working with the street kids of Rwanda, offering an alternative to life on the streets in a country still struggling to heal the wounds of genocide. In this compelling story we learn that dance moves truly transcend barriers of language, race and age. Dance becomes a language of community discourse and a tool for personal liberation. Runtime: 28 minutes. - Microphone, directed by Kareem Ghafur A child enters a mosque to urinate, but he is lost from his mother. The mother wants to go into the mosque to find her child, but she is not allowed. Runtime: 9 minutes. - Elmando, directed by Anton Octavian The story of a young Congolese child, born near the forest of Kivu. Runtime: 3 minutes. - The Silence Of Our Friends, directed by Lina Lempianinen Elise is on her way to school parent-teacher night. Her daughter’s been involved in a bullying incident. Elise arrives late to find that the others have already started. To everyone’s surprise, the teacher has found an unusual way to convey the children’s situation. Runtime: 10 minutes. - Nigeria, Edge of Joy This UN-produced film tracks the situation in Nigeria which has the second highest number of maternal deaths in the world. More than thirty-six thousand women die here each year trying to have babies. But the country is beginning to fight back and slowly starting to see results. Runtime: 3 minutes. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This event is free and entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. You need to be registered to store the event information in your profile, but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.

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