Directed by Emilia Stålhammar, Veronica Pålsso and Elsa Lövdin
When one’s travelling the streets of Kampala one does not only face a chaotic and dangerous traffic environment but also struggles to go through endless queues, pollutions, motorcyclists and cars attacking you from every angle which is an energy-consuming dilemma. Politicians seem to have given up but there are a few people who strives to show that there are alternative ways of movements. The urban planner Amanda Ngabirano’s biggest dream is to have a cycling lane in her city.
Directed by Rosa Berned
The decision explores the inner journey of Ana in making a decisive decision in her life. Will she decide to go ahead with the pregnancy or will she decide to continue on the train on the way to the clinic to stop it? Whatever it is, it’s a decision that will only be in her hand.
By Kristen Currier
Gaining Altitude is an animated documentary focused on women in aviation history. The film is created by combining hand built models shot in stop motion and live action. The frames are then composited and treated in various ways to achieve the collage look.
Directed by Nicole Pott
Six completely different middle-aged women, find themselves lost on a work away day, on the Yorkshire Moors. Whilst they try to work together to try and get back home, things begin to go wrong and truths between them begin to come out.
They Call Us Maids: The Domestic Workers’ Story
By Leeds Animation Workshop
This short animated film tells the story of the thousands of women from extremely poor backgrounds, in countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, South Asia or Africa, who have to find work abroad to support their families. Employed as “maids” and isolated in foreign households, many of these workers find themselves trapped in conditions of great hardship. Based on the real life stories of migrant domestic workers, THEY CALL US MAIDS uses vivid watercolour animation to reveal some disturbing truths about modern slavery.
Where We Are Now
Directed by Lucie Rachel
Where We Are Now is a personal documentary about the changing relationship between a daughter and her trans-parent, who recently made the decision to transition.
Produced by Scottish Documentary Institute and Arpeggio Pictures, commissioned by Creative Scotland in the context of Bridging the Gap, one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives for cinema and broadcast in the UK.
Come join us and watch these fantastic short films at 18:45 on the 25th of May!