Daphne (with Q&A)

Daphne (with Q&A)

Q&A with DIRECTOR and GOLDSMITHS ALUMNI

PETER MACKIE BURNS

Daphne, 31, Londoner. Busy days, hectic nights, friends, people, lovers, are all welcome distractions from the constant and creeping feeling that her life is somehow stuck. Too young too settle quietly, too old to keep on messing about without aim. One night, an unexpected event slowly but steadily forces her to confront this existential limbo head on, and start looking very closely at the person she has become.

 

Goldsmiths Confucius Institute present Black Snow (Q&A)

Goldsmiths Confucius Institute present Black Snow (Q&A)

Goldsmiths Confucius Institute Screening

Black Snow is a Chinese drama film directed by Xie Fei. Written and adapted from a novel by Liu Heng, it captures the social impact of political change in China at the time.

This screening will feature an introduction to the film by Chris Berry (KCL) as well as a short Q&A after.

Travel

Travel

MIGRATION RESEARCH NETWORK SCREENING

Travel is an ethnofiction presenting the life history of Joy, a Nigerian migrant woman selling sex in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris. Joy left Nigeria in order to help her family after the death of her father.

She knew that she was going to sell sex before leaving, but was unaware of the hard work and living conditions she would have had to face in France. Travel explores Joy’s experiences of self-realisation and exploitation in the sex industry by representing the way she gradually reinterprets her experience of self-realisation through migration as also
characterised by exploitation and trafficking.

How to Let Go of the World

How to Let Go of the World

GREEN & GOLD SCREENING

In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change - the greatest threat our world has ever known.

Traveling to twelve countries on six continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can't destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

Special Flight

Special Flight

MIGRATION RESEARCH NETWORK SCREENING

While awaiting deportation from Switzerland, men are held in jail. Although their incarceration may last up to 24 months, deportation can be announced without warning and its enforcement is immediate.

Behind the closed prison doors, tensions build day by day, as captured by a film crew with unprecedented access to a detention centre for illegal migrants. The wardens are charged with the responsibility of presiding over immigrants at the end of their journeys, defeated by fear and stress.