Bloomsbury Festival: I See It Differently
Virtual Cinema | Shorts Programme
Sun 18 Oct 2020
Front Room Phoenix
4pm - 5.30pm
We understand that not everyone is ready to return to the cinema, but we’re not going to let that get in the way of you accessing great cultural activity. Welcome to our Virtual Cinema bringing exciting film activity straight to your sofa!
In partnership with Bertha DocHouse, were excited to be screening this illuminating programme of short docs, as part of this year’s Bloomsbury Festival (16-25 Oct). The shorts will take you round the world to explore a series of different perspectives.
WHO CARES? A film by Heart n Soul at The Hub | Dirs. Catherine Long and Felipe Pagani | 9 mins
Relationships between support workers and learning disabled and autistic people are shown through a selection of moving portraits and extracts from conversations.
ACROSS STILL WATER | Dir. Ruth Grimberg | 12 mins
John is 32. Diagnosed with a devastating eye condition he is gradually losing his sight. Urged by those around him to make difficult decisions and guided by his young friend Ben he seeks solace in his love of night fishing in a journey requiring real patience and fortitude.
BALUJI | Dir. Marie-Cécile Embleton | 21 mins
Award-winning blind sitarist Baluji Shrivastav OBE reflects on how he overcame social stigma and transformed his relationship to music, forging his path to love and success. Baluji is a beautiful insight into his life, his blindness and his spectacular career as a musician.
OSERAKE AND THE RIVER THAT WALKS | Dir. Robert Robertson | 22 mins
Made by Robert Robertson of Octallio Arts, this film combines his experiences of synesthesia with the act of seeing. Robert filmed this mighty river freeze and watched the vast ice flows interact with whirling geometrical shapes.