SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2016: 2pm
FILMS FROM THE EAST
Living Films is 10. Sameer Naeem. Living Films. UK. 2016. 2:24. A Short celebration video celebrating 10 years of the Living Films Project for service users and their siblings at Richard House children’s hospice in Beckton. Filmed, edited and directed by Sameer Naeem aged 20.
Hats Tell the Story. William and James Matthews. Living Films. UK. 2016. 42s. A short visual film about living your dream by wearing hats. Acted by William Matthews age 10; narrated by James Matthews age 12.
Good Guys Versus the Bad Guys. Tyshan Morgan. Living Films. UK. 2016. 1:37. A Lego stop-motion animation by Tyshan Morgan age 10.
Natural. Powerhouse for Women. UK. 2016. 10:00. The Powerhouse women filmed nature in local parks as part of an arts skills building project with East London Textiles.
My Shape. Barbara Stewart and Stephen Lee Hodgkins. 2016. UK. 25:00. UK PREMIERE. My Shape is an audio-visual performance piece presenting the poetry of the late, great Barbara Stewart (1956-2016), who lived in Tower Hamlets. Barbara’s poetry draws on her lived experience as a proud disabled person. Articulating her very personal experiences of, the medical profession, everyday discrimination, difference and empowerment, Barbara’s work is at the same time shockingly honest, funny and positive. Barbara worked as a welfare benefits advisor and supported thousands of disabled people to access the support they needed. As a poet she often would speak and read her poetry at community events to which she received a great response from people. My Shape is a poetry book Barbara finished shortly before she died.