Saeed Taji Farouky - Award Winning Filmmaker Showcase
Three live film screenings from award winning British-Nigerian Filmmaker Saeed Taji Farouky, followed by a discussion between Saeed and Joseph A. Adesunloye. Saeed's award-winning and lyrical films traverse both fiction and documentary genres.
The films will be live streamed at 6pm BST with the discussion taking place at 8pm. We will send a viewing link closer to the event date, so make sure you sign up and check your emails.
STRANGE CITIES ARE FAMILIAR, 2019 (21min)
A political refugee living in London tries to get back to his home in Palestine to see his dying son.
THEY LIVE IN FORESTS, THEY ARE EXTREMELY SHY, 2016 (4min)
The fictionalised story of an Indigenous Australian man invited to London for the Colonial Exhibition of 1886.
TELL SPRING NOT TO COME THIS YEAR, 2015 (84min)
Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows one unit of the Afghan National Army (ANA) over the course of their first year of fighting in Helmand without NATO support. It is an intimate film about the human side of combat, told from a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective, that explores the deep personal motivations, desires and struggles of a band of fighting men on the frontline. Without a NATO soldier in sight, and no narrative but their own, this is the war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it.
The film received its World Premiere at the Berlinale in February 2015 and was awarded the Amnesty International Human Rights award and the Audience Award for best documentary.
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Other Cinemas 2020 is a programme of film screenings and events that showcases the works of filmmakers of colour.
In 2020, Other Cinemas will celebrate the diversity of Brent through a different kind of cinema that speaks to local communities and cultures. To celebrate the diversity of Brent, Other Cinemas will host events that interrogate the different issues that communities of colour face and provide a platform for discussion and learning. Many of the events will include director Q&As, giving the audience an opportunity to probe the filmmaker about the story behind the film.