In a small island of Lake Victoria, Kenya, fishermen believe that they are entitled to everything. Meanwhile, women and girls are forced to carry the weight of their silence. In a close journey through her childhood memories, a young woman decides to tell her story to lighten her burden and find hope...
Women’s bodies are always at risk. An autopsy report describes the physical impact on the body that results in death but hides the structural and recurrent violence on women’s bodies that leads to femicide. Through archival film footage, animation and spoken word poetry an experience of structural violence against women is exposed
Before the British handed Hong Kong to China in 1997, the British government has transferred many sensitive colonial documents to its archive in London. More than 20 years after the handover, many of the documents concerning the Sino-British negotiation are finally released – and they reveal a lot of details which Hong Kongers have never known. "Home, and a Distant Archive" portrays the four women aboard in London who volunteered for Decoding Hong Kong’s History, a project digitalizing the documents from the British National Archives, and their thoughts on identity, diaspora and their home in troubled times.
by Audrey Jean-Baptiste, Maxime Jean-Baptiste 15:29 French Guiana
60 years ago, French government decided to establish its space center in Kourou (French Guiana, South America). 600 guyanese people were expropriated to allow France to realize its dream of space conquest. Combining field investigation and video-editing processes on archives, Listen To the Beat of our Images gives a voice to an invisibilized and silenced population.
This conceptual and sensory miniature rethinks the concept of the social (self) portrait by playing with the distortions of a Big Brother impassively watching over us. A technological state of permanent control, of mechanization of a daily life ruled by a human-made inventiveness that has ended up taking control of our lives.
«No black man had ever set foot in this tiny swiss village before I came.» In the winter of 1951, the African-American writer James Baldwin spent a few months in Leukerbad, in the heart of the Valais mountains, where his lover came from. There he experienced the strangeness of a being a “Nigger”, as the children called him, sometimes terrified, sometimes intrigued. Seventy years later, in a world shaken by the murder of George Floyd and in a Switzerland undermined by racial discrimination, James Baldwin's words resonate with an odd relevancy.
by Champ Ensminger 12:58 United States
Ninlawan Pinyo is the matriarch of a Thai American family, who hustled for her fortune by founding a naem (pork sausage) factory in Chiang Mai, Thailand.