WE: A Film Forum

Cobalt Studios, Newcastle
Friday 21 – Sunday 23 Oct, 2016


WE is a film festival focused on communities which explores acts of collective resistance with a particular focus on the cultural impact of migration. Over a long weekend of film and food we will look at the capacity of individuals and communities to shape their society.

The programme begins on Friday 21st October with Jumana Manna’s A Magical Substance Flows Into Me, an ethnographic journey through the contested musical history of Palestine. On Saturday we look at themes of migration, refuge and asylum, first with a film by locally based artist Isabel Lima, followed by the internationally acclaimed Burn the Sea by Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache.
The last day of WE examines a historical dialogue of power and collective resistance seen in Britain today – through representations of land and the human body itself in artist films by James Holcombe, Rosalind Fowler and Hands On Film Lab Artist in Residence Kate Liston.

WE is Programmed by Hands on Film Lab and delivered in association with The Newbridge Project and Culture Kitchen.

Hands on Film Lab is a female run and facilitated film-lab based in The Newbridge Project in Newcastle. The lab is dedicated to the transmission of knowledge in photochemical film practice. Hands On Film are excited to showcase new work by their first artist in residence in the WE programme. For more information on our facilities, equipment and how to get involved visit: www.handsonfilm.org

WE: a Film Forum takes place as part of Civil War, a commission by The Newbridge Project. For more info visit: http://thenewbridgeproject.com/


Friday 21 October
7pm: Jumana Mana – A Magical Substance Flows Into Me (68 mins)

Sat 22 October
4pm: Isabel Lima- Broken Chords Can Sing A Little – Episode 1: The Birds (2015)
6:30pm: Nathalie Nambot, Maki Berchache – Brule La Mer

Sunday 23 October

5.30pm – 6.30pm: Artist Short Films
– including work from Hands On Film’s Artist in Residence, Kate Liston, and Rosalind Fowler’s NowhereSomewhere

7pm: James Holcombe – Tyburnia (2016) 60 mins


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