T A P E COLLECTIVE presents: The Good Immigrant +Q&A
Tue 09 Nov 2021
The films are HOH-captioned and the Q&A is signed live in BSL
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
T A P E Collective present a three-part series of programmes of short films by mixed heritage filmmakers around the themes of identity and heritage, exploring othering, belonging and the trouble of melting pots.
The first programme The Good Immigrant explores the ‘good immigrant’ trope experienced by refugees, and children of immigrants where acceptance is afforded those deemed best behaved. The films in the programme offers a look at shaping an identity beyond labels and an emergence from generational and ancestral trauma.
I Was Told There’s Freedom Here
Dir Awate Abdalla 6 min
A human refugee from another planet describes their family’s experiences facing discrimination, gentrification and the violence of British bureaucracy.
As british as a watermelon
UK 2021 Dir Graham Clayton-Chance 28 min
mandla rae has a selective memory and they are scrambling to piece together their life. as british as a watermelon questions what it means to belong through exploring mandla’s fragmented asylum and migration memories.
This is forever
UK 2021 Dir Susy Pena 11 min With dreams of being the best ancestor she can be for her teenage son, Indigenous Bolivian single mother applies for a Visa to remain in the U.K. while embarking on a journey of healing the wounds of her past.
UK 2021 Dir Ndrika Anyika 12 min
Following yet another argument with her mother Miri seeks refuge in her best friend, the beautiful and rebellious Elle. Whilst out meeting some boys, something happens leading Miri to re-evaluate her identity.”
UK 2021 Suneil Sanzgiri 19min
Suneil Sanzgiri’s signature blend of 16mm sequences, 3D renders, direct animation, and desktop aesthetics are vividly employed in this lush, and ghostly look at questions of heritage, culture, and the remnants of history.”
UK 2017 Dir Asena Nour Oyzoyn 7 min
A trilogy of short documentaries (‘Fatherland’, ‘Motherland’, ‘Homeland’) mapping out the personal migration stories of the filmmaker’s family, as well as a look at a generation of young Muslims in multicultural London.”
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with T A P E Collective’s Isra Al Kassi. The films are HOH-captioned and the Q&A is signed live in BSL