TRIPLE BILL + Discussion panel ‘Women in the Film and TV industry – the glass ceiling’ in partnership with POW
Sunday 16 June – 12.00
Granville Theatre, Victoria Parade, Ramsgate CT11 8DG
– We Were Thamesmead, by Lucia Tambini – UK – 24 mins
Teacher George Plemper worked in Thamesmead Estate in the 1970’s. The utopian ideals behind this monumental modernist estate mirrored his about education. As an amateur photographer he incorporated photography into his teaching and his extensive archive is an wonderlful portrait of those idealistic days. Where are his pupils now? and who were they then?
– My Body Is Not A Weapon by Platon – US/Congo – 39 mins
A young woman powerfully declares that her body is not a weapon. Another vows to bring joy to all she meets. An intergenerational collection of singers dance in the courtyard of a holistic healing center. Female police recruits march at attention in Bukavu. All of them, along with a team of surgeons lead by a selfless and inspiring doctor – Denis Mukwege, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (Democratic Republic of Congo)- stand at the intersection of a wartime rape epidemic, survivors, and world leaders seeking a freer, more just path to peace.
– Asheng directed by Mohammad Sadeq Esmaeili – Iran – 30 mins
7 women who live in a frontier village in south-estern of iran, cooperating together to afford their livelihood, they decided to find a way to release their husbands who are in the prison since 18 years ago because of drug deeling.
Discussion Panel: Women in the Film and TV industry – the glass ceiling
– Lila Allen, TV Producer
– Luba Balagova, Director of the Sochi International Film Festival
– Beth Turrell, Margate Films