Whether if is old traditions, cultural identities, blood ties or love strings, this selection of short dramas & docs explores the many faces of invisible chains.

Saturday 5th November, 2.00 PM
Approx. Runtime: 104 mins

United Kingdom, 2015
Dir. Lucy Sheen

Identity, many of us take for granted. We see ourselves reflected back as we gaze into the eyes of our parents. What if your image isn’t the same? What then? An independent documentary looking at identity, adoption, transracial adoption and being British-Chinese.

Portugal, 2015
Dir. Laura Seixas

A young surfer is determined to surf the wave responsible for her brother’s death, but as her mother’s worry grows she must find a way to show her that like her brother, she belongs amongst the waves.

JUST WORDS (Priznanie v lubvi)   UK Premiere
Russian Federation, 2015
Dir. Ilia Antonenko

A quiet local policeman and his happy-go-lucky colleague are investigating a routine suicide. The policeman breaks the law and his own moral principles after he hears a familiar voice from a victim’s cellphone.

MX.ENIGMA    UK Premiere
USA, 2016
Dir. Je’Jae Cleopatra Daniels

The intersection of Jay’s Orthodox community and their gender identity, and how one suppresses the other.

PAPER PLANE   International Premiere
Jordan, 2016
Dir. Ra’ad Tawalbeh

Little Sara lives with her conservative family members, especially her elder brother Ebrahim. After Ebrahim prevents Sara to play with her best friend Amal, she tries to find a way to avoid her brother’s surveillance. 

USA, 2016
Dir. Emily Shapiro

A material and spatial exploration of the immediate relationship between a mother and newborn.