Crossing Family Boundaries: Short Films & Conversations
In collaboration with the Hyde Park Picture House, Intercultural Ambassadors will host an interactive programme of short films and conversations exploring how family ties are put to the test when social or cultural boundaries are crossed.
Intercultural Ambassadors are groups of student volunteers at University of Leeds who aim to promote intercultural awareness both on campus and the surrounding communities. This event will screen selected short films that circle around the theme of family, culture, and social boundaries within them.
After the screening, interactive workshops that allows audiences to reflect and discuss about the messages of the film will be held. This will be held in a friendly environment, where people of all backgrounds are welcome. We will also have intercultural snacks and drinks provided. For those who want to have a chance to watch unique films and have a nice chat about it with people who are probably outside of your usual bubble, this event is for you.
We will be screening the following 3 short films.
Beverly (United Kingdom): Beverley follows a mixed race girl's struggle to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape - 1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for.
Alma (Cameroon) : Alma is a beautiful young woman living with her husband in a fishing village in rural Cameroon. What seems an idyllic existence in the beginning soon turns into a harrowing story of domestic abuse, which unfolds in the context of a community that does nothing. The film bluntly explores the tragic consequences of gender-based violence when un-denounced.
Tungrus (United States) : In a cramped suburban apartment in Mumbai, an eccentric patriarch and his family consider killing and eating their hell-raising pet rooster, so that they can reclaim their normal lives.
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