Questions of the recognition of the self as a problem, the inhumanities of health care gig work, a return to home after an accident, the preservation of tradition through youth, identity reclamation, female power and fragility and the cycles of life and change come together in this impactful selection of films by female filmmakers.
Dir/Wri/Prod: Andrea Casaseca
Spain, 2019, 11 min 34 sec, Cert 12a
When tragedy strikes within her own family a virulent bully must confront her own sadistic tendencies.
Dir/Wri: Lotje Sodderland Prod: Margo Mars, Anthony Austin, Charlie Falconer
United Kingdom, 2020, 19 min, Cert 15
A young home health aid, restricted by a highly regulated and timed schedule does his best to provide care and caring to elderly covid-restricted shut-ins.
Dir/Wri: Joanne Cesario, Prod: Alyssa Suico
Philippines, 2020, 2 min 32 sec, Cert 15
After a mining accident, Koi returns home to his town, greatly changed.
THE TRAIN STATION
Dir/Wri: Lyana Patrick, Prod: Jessica Hallenbeck
Canada, 2020, 18 min 39 sec, Cert 12
The daughter of an Indignous man abducted to and placed in residential schooling recounts her grandmother’s determination to keep him healthy and connected to his heritage and ancestral legacy.
Dir/Wri: Rosemary Baker, Prod: Rosemary Baker, Agata Mastalerz
United Kingdom, 2020, 5 min, Cert 15
Visual art and poetry combine to reclaim the use of the word ‘Lesbian’.
THE OAK TREE
Dir/Wri: Yuliya Antonova, Prod: Yuliya Antonova, Julia Isaksson
Sweden, 2020, 8 min 04 sec, Cert PG
A meditative exploration of the cycles of life and the concept of time through the reflection of an elder who is turning 80.
Dir/Wri: Briana Rayner, Prod: Zack Hamm
Canada, 2019, 3 min 31 sec, Cert 15
A woman considers the state of her ageing father’s mental health and the curious circumstances around his death.
Dir: Ashley George, Wri: Alonso Diaz-Rickards, Prod: Maya Korn, Diana Mata, Enfant & Poulet
United States, 2019, 15 min, Cert 15
After surviving assault, a 17-year-old Mexican girl finds retribution through her untapped female power.
SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF
Dir: Alexandria L Vicari
United States, 2020, 6 min 54 sec, Cert 15
A poetic autoethnographic film full of nuance, contradictions, neurotic behaviour, and feelings of being broke and broken in the desperate attempts to find hope and solace.