CineFiLia Presents "Women on Screen"

13 Nov 2016

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18:00 – 23:00

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  • 242,48,55,394,38,236
  • bethnal green
  • hackney central
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What do we really mean when we say 'I love you'? What is the meaning of friendship? How does a guerrilla fighter become a women’s rights activist? What is it really like to work as a glamour model'?


Discover the surprising, moving and inspiring truths of women's experiences at this rare screening event, bringing together the work of some of London's best female filmmakers.

CineFiLiA Women on Screen will showcase a selection of films, from documentary to drama, art films to vox pops, the night will expose women’s experience in all its diversity, range and dynamism.

The programme will include short art films by Alice Anderson, Julia Riddiough, Greta Mendez, Annalise Holles and Natalie Smith; also on show will be Shake it Off! a drama by Sian Astor Lewis and character performances by Liberty Antonia Sadler.

Also featuring will be Rozy Sarkis’s feature documentary Image Matters, about the culture of cosmetic surgery in Lebanon, and Elam Forrester’s portrait of Amanda Gonzales, a former guerrilla fighter turned women’s activist in El Salvador.

The screening will conclude with a panel discussion hosted by Gillian McIver, filmmaker (Taking Over the King’s Land, 2014) and author (Art History for Filmmakers, 2016).

The panel will be participatory, featuring  the filmmakers themselves, and inviting the audience to address the shared themes of their work and the challenges of female-led filmmaking.

*  Women on Screen will raise funds for FiLiArt:Refuge, an art exhibition, symposium and workshop to be held at Oxford House from 9-16 December, a fully non-profit venture.

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Gillian McIver

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Alice Anderson

Julia Riddiough

Greta Mendez

Liberty Antonia Sadler


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