T A P E x ROOTS RESISTANCE presents: But Where Are You Really From? Trippin’ Over My Tongue (15) + live poetry

Tue 14 Dec 2021

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6.30pm

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T A P E x ROOTS RESISTANCE presents: But Where Are You Really From? Trippin’ Over My Tongue (15) + live poetry

SHOWING TIMES:

  • Tue 14 Dec: 6.30pm

T A P E x ROOTS RESISTANCE Presents….

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.

Whether it’s learning or losing a language, the programme looks at the barriers raised when the mother tongue isn’t as fluent as we want, or the words simply slip away. How do we connect to our culture when a language has been lost, and who do we turn to to serve as translators or teachers? The second in a three-part series presented by T A P E Collective. The screening will be presented with Roots Resistance and is introduced by live poetry performances. 

Taarof: A Verbal Dance

A young woman attends the funeral of her estranged father and trips on the customs and traditional ideals of what it is to be an Iranian woman.
UK 2018 Dir Alannah Olivia 17 min

On The Threshold Of Liberty
An examination of a breakdown on one’s own language. It is a record of a personal struggle in trying to construct meaning as an outsider in foreign culture.
Finland 1992 Heidi Tikka 12 min

Sorry, My Somali is not Very Good
A young Somali woman has trouble with her mother tongue and gets the encouragement she needs on a phone call with her father.
UK 2020 Warda Mohamed 2 min

Mother’s Apricot Compote
A fragmentary narrative of two women whose lives are distant from each other yet hold traces of one another. This film conjures the ghosts that hover over the day to day lives of these two women; a rumination on the experience of the immigrant.
UK 2020 Nia Fekri 23 min

Without Warning
Without Warning is about a girl who struggles to understand her heritage and identity as a sperm donor baby that grew up not looking like her parents. In an attempt to get to the bottom of ‘where she’s really from’, Ria approaches her Pakistani sperm donor father and hopes to learn more about her heritage through him.
UK 2020 Emily Macrander 7 min

I Bit My Tongue
Shot in the summer of 2018 and fascinating in terms of its ethnography and cinematography, the filmmaker explores her dual cultural heritage and, in particular, the loss of a tool as underlying as language itself. Growing up in France in the 90s with a father who never spoke to her in Algerian meant the director’s link to her roots was broken, all the more considering language’s fundamental role as a way of bringing people together.
France 2020 Dir Nina Khada 25 min

 

 

Roots Resistance take over as hosts for But Where Are You Really From?

 

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VENUE: EXETER PHOENIX, STUDIO 74


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