Dancers & Dissenters: The Films of Aneil Karia
Thursday, 20 January 2022
Image: The Long Goodbye, Aneil Karia, 2020
Following the 2020 release of his debut feature Surge, celebrated director Aneil Karia joins us for a special retrospective of his short films. Karia’s career is wide ranging- from TV’s Topboy to developing and directing films with rapper Kano, his distinctive style has earned him several awards, including a BAFTA nomination, and a BIFA win in 2020. Karia tells stories of solitary characters in urban spaces; those who have broken out of the shackles of everyday life, dancing to their own rhythm and choosing to stand where they know they belong.
At a glance it can seem that they’re losing their minds, although perhaps they know more than anyone?
Nia Childs is a writer and director. Her films question the portrayal of crime in popular culture, with a focus on working class and female lead stories. Her debut short film, The Other End, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2021. She is also a creative producer and curator, with British cinema is her area of knowledge and expertise, particularly working-class stories, which is reflected in her curation.
Nia Childs will be in conversation with director Aneil Karia, Director of Photography Stuart Bentley and editor Amanda James following the screening.