FLY! Online Festival Of Black Women’s Film
International Women's Day
Sun 07 Mar 2021
We are delighted to welcome FLY! to our virtual cinema. You can find more virtual events from Exeter Phoenix here >>
FLY! Festival of Black Women’s Film is showing at a laptop near you this March! We’d love to be bringing you this brilliant programme in person – but these fabulous films are not to be missed, so instead they are making a welcome addition to our virtual cinema programme.
We have been celebrating International Women’s Day (8 March) for over a century, yet Black women filmmakers are pitifully under-represented in the film-making arena. Join us in supporting the Black women who have come through against all the odds to exhibit their work to the world. Find out more about the festival here.
FLY!’s Intersectionality screening at 6pm on Sun 7 Mar is presented in collaboration with Exeter Phoenix. The event will feature film screenings, a director Q&A and a creative writing reflective response workshop. The programme for this event is:
Dir. Musola Cathrine Kateketi. 2010, 78 mins. Zambia
A life-changing accident and an orphan living a precarious existence on the streets are the ingredients for this riveting portrayal of life for the many in Zambia. Musola Cathrine Kaseketi’s first major feature film allows us to put our own challenges into perspective.
Dir. Wanuri Kahiu. 2018,83 mins. Kenya
Wanuri Kahiu’s celebration of love between two women is a timely, upbeat film. But to appreciate just how audacious it is, we need to grasp how deeply entrenched homophobic laws are in Kenya (and numerous other former British colonies). Come along and prepare to be incensed, spurred into action, and moved.
To get involved with this event you will need to register with Eventbrite. The event is free. Select the Sun 7 Mar screening when prompted to choose a date.
With support from the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) awarding funds from The National Lottery & thanks to regional partners Exeter Phoenix & support from Stroud Brewhouse, Falmouth University, Film Kitchen Downderry & Film Soc Portsmouth.