T A P E Collective Presents We Can Be Heroes

Sunday, 16 January 2022

16-01-22 We Can Be Heroes

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.


Sunday, 16 January 2022

2:15 pm

Bhoy

Bhoy

Antoni Sendra

4'

2019

Spain

BHOY is a teenager forced to mature in a savage world ruled by a God Whale.

Sangro (I Bleed)

Sangro (I Bleed)

Tiago Minamisawa, Bruno H Castro & Guto BR

7'

2019

Brazil

Inspired by a true story, this is the intimate confession of a person living with HIV. It tries to demystify certain issues that persist in society's imagination about the virus.

I Shall Not Fall

I Shall Not Fall

Mothy Muyobo

1'

2021

United Kingdom

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

Blue Fear

Blue Fear

Marie Jacotey & Lola Halifa-Legrand

10'

2020

France

A couple on the roads of Provence. Nils is driving Flora to his parents for the first time when they get ambushed. Whilst she's made prisoner, he flees. During a night in the pinewood, she has to face her doubts.

Laymun

Laymun

Catherine Prowse, Hannah Quinn

5'

2017

United Kingdom

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.