Previously at the ICA - Films

Alternative Shorts & Q&A

8 Nov 2009

Religion, war, slavery and art – huge themes are deftly, lightly handled in this shorts programme: Blake Bedford’s Jerusalem, Ida Akesson’s Door to Door, Eddie Saint-Jean’s Letter to Rothko, Yemi Bamiro’s My War is Yours, Keely Augustus’s Harriet: A Choreopoem by Zhana and Antoinette Fernandez’s Slumber.

Films:

Jerusalem
In a South London park, a boy and a girl are brought together by the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings.
dir Blake Bedford, UK 2009, Digibeta, 14 mins.

Door to Door
Eunice’s congregation wants her to preach door to door. But Eunice is reluctant: she knows she’s simply not good enough.
dir Ida Akesson, UK 2009, 8 mins. 

Letter to Rothko
Five art students from different backgrounds are asked to write a letter to dead artist Mark Rothko.
dir Eddie Saint-Jean, UK 2009, Beta SP, 6 mins.

My War Is Yours
A young former soldier returns from war in a wheelchair. Struggling to come to terms with his situation, he stumbles upon an unlikely sounding board for his grief.
dir Yemi Bamiro, UK 2008, 6 mins.

Harriet: A Choreopoem by Zhana
An imaginary meeting between Harriet Jacobs, author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
dir Keely Augustus, UK 2008, 6 mins.

Slumber
Things dreams are made of: a meadow, a bathtub, a dance in a barn and a bride running away… But eventually morning comes and everything falls into place.
dir Antoinette Fernandez, UK 2009, Digibeta, 5 mins.

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