HORIZON - ABHIJEET LORENG by Emma Barnaby

Through this movie, I have tried to show the importance of writing a more inclusive history. A history seen and written from the view point of the common people, rather than just through the eyes of the scholars and the leaders: another form of subaltern history. After all it is the common people who execute history at the ground level. Without them kings and leaders would have no history to write, because it is the common people who face the consequences of the actions and decisions of their leaders. And, since each of them face it differently due to differing ground level situations, I believe that each of them would have a different history to tell. Therefore, our idea of looking at history needs to change.

Abhijeet Loreng, 41, New Delhi

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DEAD CRYSTAL - PAUL ROGERS by Emma Barnaby

Non transparent, unable to refract light, inert, healing powers useless; but the will to hold on to beliefs due to representation, because the fear of nothing and no support through esoteric conscious is too hard to comprehend. This film is about being sold an idea. 

Making life decisions? Turning to life style coaching? Hell no, Shaman, witchcraft and those, TV Psychics stand more of a chance of getting a grip on reality. Lost Nature? Don't worry we have the scans to reproduce it! 

Paul Rogers, 43, Richmond

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PORTRAYED OL' MAN TALKING SILLY THINGS - VANESSA VOX by Emma Barnaby

"Portrayed Ol' Man Talking Silly Things" is a freaky experimental short mobile movie. It is about the impression of an old man losing his mind and becoming confused. A strange and sad impression of someone becoming out of control in life. The film is a satirical remark considering a world which sold out its values. If money loses its social responsibility, the wise man on the banknote goes mad.

Vanessa Vox, 53, Taulignan, France

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RIO-NITEROI BRIDGE - ALANNA SARGENT by Emma Barnaby

In 2014 a series of investigations began into money laundering at Brazil's biggest oil company, Petrobras. They spiralled into the biggest corruption investigations the country has ever seen. Alexandre, Joao and Antonio worked at the construction site of the biggest oil refinery in Latin America. They were employed by one of the first companies implicated in the scandals. In my film they discuss one way these high profile investigations affected them in their daily lives, and how they resisted paying the price for their company's problems.

Alanna Sargent, 23, London

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CABO DO MAR//UNDERSEA CABLE - ALANNA SARGENT by Emma Barnaby

A relationship is constructed from two different territories. Undersea Cable is a short film which collects fragments of conversations using Skype from a period of eighteen months. One in London, one in Rio de Janeiro. The audio provides an overlapping centre for the fragments of journeys through the protagonists’ cities. They describe how their cities are transforming around them, growing strange through gentrification. The two women talk about their lives, families and politics in their different contexts. Images and voices converge in moments of temporary connection and disconnection, suggesting ways in which new technologies create new geographies and forms of intimacy.

This film was a way for us to explore ways to communicate how we experience our sexuality as queer women, and how technology shapes our sexuality and relationships. We commonly think of sexuality as a matter of simply who we’re attracted to, but it also concerns how we inhabit spaces, our bodies, and who we inhabit them with. Who we gravitate towards, where our attention and our identification with others is focused. In this sense, it is also spatial. As queer people living in heteronormative societies, we live in spaces designed, implicitly, for heterosexual people. 

Alanna Sargent, 23, London

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GOOD OLE DAYS - AYESHA JORDAN by Emma Barnaby

An old lady gives a glimpse of her childhood experiences before the use of technology took over. The aim of this film is to show how longtime tradition and values have been slowly dying since the use of technology. We live in a time now, where old Caribbean values have been replaced by technology. We are no longer seriously aware of things such as old folklore, old time traditions, discipline, which is having adverse effects on society in the modern age.

Ayesha Jordan, 34, Radix, Trinidad and Tobago

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TRASH TO TREASURE - AYESHA JORDAN by Emma Barnaby

Little does one girl know the great value of her trash...  In a time when poverty is rampant all over the world, the aim of this film is to show how much something that is not treasured and taken for granted by one person, might mean the world and everything to another. Poverty not only affects individuals that are in it, but it also affects others that see and are around it. If we as individuals can take the simple steps to make someone happy by sharing what we have, it gives us the opportunity to make someone's life happy and thereby taking steps to make the world a happier place.

Ayesha Jordan, 34, Radix, Trinidad and Tobago

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AYABA - DALILA MCFARLANE-MARTIN by Emma Barnaby

Ayaba is about black female appreciation. The reasons why I feel that this film is necessary is due to the underrepresentation of black British females in our society. This occurs in a range of aspects, from the corporate world to the creative. I decided to film black women from all walks of life and portray them in their true light. It's also necessary to begin to explore the diversities within our own community. When we describe all non-white women as women of colour we automatically are placing the white race as the norm and everyone else is less than.

I filmed and interviewed 18 beautiful and intelligent women all on my iPhone. I simply asked them, "describe yourself using 'I am'" and the range of answers I received were astounding. Showing the differences of each women allows a glimpse of their world and an insight to really what makes them truly themselves. The aim of this is to change the perception of black women by using film to portray us, create a dialogue about the diversities within the black community and abolish stereotypes that degrade black women.

Dalila McFarlane-Martin, 24, London

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SUBJECT | OBJECT - DORA COHNEN, TIANYI LIU + STEPHANIE NYLÉN by Emma Barnaby

Approximately 25 million surveillance cameras are operating around the world, in which the average citizen appears on over 300 times a day. Nowadays mass media and mass surveillance make humans not seem as subjects anymore but as objects. We tried to understand and visualize this in this collaborative project, for which we wandered about London for a week and later on assembled the footage in this experimental collage.

Dora Cohnen, 18, Cologne, Germany
Tianyi Liu & Stephanie Nylén, London

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HUNTINGTON SAYS - ERIC WOODS by Emma Barnaby

Two documentarians take to the streets of a small city, Huntington, West Virginia, to interview an array of its residents on important and controversial issues in American society. Our aim was to discover authentic opinions of a diverse group of Huntington residents on relevant political and cultural issues.

Eric Woods, 30, Huntington, West Virginia

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WARRIORS - EVA LORENG by Emma Barnaby

Today we live half our lives on a virtual platform where solutions to problems are only seconds away. This has quietly disconnected humans with reality and has given rise to various physical, social and psychological problems. Qualities of tolerance, patience and hard work are rare to find today. Martial arts is a medium to keep man connected with reality. Its various forms which evolved since ancient times have roots in nature. It is an approach to physical and mental fitness which does not give instant solutions and therefore requires regular hard work with patience. The outer pain one bears in their rigorous practice is a physical manifestation of the inner capacity to tolerate pain and never give up. Pain and problems exist till the time we view them like that, once we accept them as a part and parcel of life most of our social, psychological and physical problems would end. Martial Arts holds the eye for change of a materialistic virtual life. The art of Muay Thai is used as a medium to convey this idea.

Eva Loreng, 30, Delhi, India

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THE CROWD - GIULIA GANDINI by Emma Barnaby

A short experimental film reflecting on human nature in urban contexts to give voice to the issue of social alienation. What "The Crowd" offers is a moment of contemplative reflection similar to those I experience when I walk alone in crowded urban spaces such as Oxford Circus. What I intended my short film to convey is a sense of loneliness and alienation within a seemingly crowded area, underlying how we’re all alone together. So many people populating a space, bumping into each other and being in such physical proximity, yet never actually acknowledging each other’s existence. My short is intended to underline and document such reality, giving it a voice. What my project ultimately wants to say is that nobody really stands out of the crowd: we’re all equally caught up in our daily lives.

Giulia Gandini, 22, London

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JOHN FOURTEEN SIX - IAN ONSERIO by Emma Barnaby

The name is an answer by Jesus, “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.”” This is a short experimental horror film that portrays how young people nowadays will go to any extent in order to be successful in life but the film shows that the only way to success is through Jesus Christ.

Ian Onserio, 26, Nairobi, Kenya

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