* CAMERA / WOMAN + NO BURQAS BEHIND BARS
Riverside Studios ‘ 12th September
7.30pm ‘ £7 (£5 conc)
A double bill of extraordinary insights into hidden women’s lives in Morocco and Afghanistan.
CAMERA / WOMAN
Dir. Karima Zoubir
Morocco – 2012 – 59mins
Zoubir’s film is a small miracle – Slant Magazine
Moving and amazing….Camera/Woman is shot in a strikingly intimate style – The Telegraph
After her divorce, Khadija refuses to re-marry and fights instead to support her children herself, working as a camerawoman at weddings in Casablanca, despite her family’s disapproval.
WorldView Award – IDFA 2013
Human Rights Award – International Documentary Festival in Agadir 2013
NO BURQAS BEHIND BARS (UK Premiere)
Dir. Nima Sarvestani
Sweden – 2012 – 77mins
Meet the 40 women in Afghanistan’s Takhar prison, serving long sentences for infidelity, rejecting forced marriage and even for fleeing violent homes.
Official Selection – IDFA 2013
* OUR NIXON + Q&A (Speaker TBA)
ICA ‘ Thursday 19th September
6.30pm ‘ £10 (£8 conc / £7 ICA members)
Dir. Penny Lane
USA – 2013 – 85mins
A collage of images and sounds that tell a familiar story in an entirely new and mesmerizing way – Washington Post
A relentlessly watchable portrait – Filmmaker Magazine
Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides documented their experiences with Super 8 cameras. Using this treasure trove of material, director Penny Lane has created an extraordinary, intimate and revealing record of the Nixon era.
Official Selection – Hot Docs 2013
Official Selection – SXSW 2013
* BETWEEN THE LINES FOLLOW-UP EVENT: SALMA + Q&A (Speaker TBA)
Rich Mix Cinema ‘ Thursday 26th September
8pm ‘ £7 (£5 conc)
Dir. Kim Longinotto
UK / India – 2013 – 90mins
It’s very rare that something can resonate and leave me in an overwrought state of fulfillment like this film did…
When Salma was 13, her parents took her out of school and locked her away in a room with a single window. After 9 years she gave in to pressure to agree to an arranged marriage. Following Salma on a trip back to her village, renowned British director Kim Longinotto paints a nuanced portrait of an extraordinary, resilient woman.
Winner Best International Documentary – Documentary Edge Festival 2013
Official selection – Sundance Film Festival 2013
Official selection – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013