T A P E Collective Presents We Can Be Heroes
Sunday, 16 January 2022
Image: Blue Fear, Marie Jacotey, Lola Halifa-Legrand, 2020
Not all heroes wear capes. In this colourful programme spotlighting alternative and independent animation, filmmakers explore how the animated form can be used to illustrate everyday heroism. Heroic stories of the non-comic-book kind, from deconstructing social ignorance and oppression to facing our demons - these bold visions champion a diverse range of stories.
I Shall Not Fall
This piece is a commentary on the oppression of Black hair. It could be seen as quite controversial as I am commenting on Black natural hair which is being oppressed, by the industry. All though some of those industries are Black owned, their roots come from the socio-political relationships in which Black assimilation into a white society is imperative for the white economy. For instance, a young Black girl is told her afro is too distracting and therefore other children will fail school. It is important that the beauty of Black natural hair is expressed, and not for a fashion fad, but for the confidence of Black youth
Catherine Prowse, Hannah Quinn
Laymun is a collaborative short film by directors Catherine Prowse (previously) and Hannah Quinn which follows the story of a gardener in a Middle Eastern war zone. The woman cultivates and spreads lemon trees as a way to bring hope to herself and community.