This month’s A Show For A Change Film Festival award winners include:
Creativity Award: THE ABUSED. Directed by Lamont Wilkins. A spoken word short film that tells several stories of domestic violence and the people affected. Watch the trailer here.
Storytelling Award: DISHONOUR. Directed by Terrence Turner. Performed entirely by one actor, Mimi Ndiweni, DISHONOUR tells the story of a five year old girl caught in middle of a struggle between her recently widowed father and his elderly aunt who disagree on how best to adapt to the customs and laws of their newly adopted home in the United Kingdom. The aunt’s failure to abandon ancient African tribal traditions, including the harmful practice of female genital mutilation, leads to potentially devastating consequences for the young girl. Watch the trailer here.
Cinematography Award: LETTER TO MY MOTHER. Directed by Branislav Jankic. A visual and literary body of work that reveals an impactful look into the lives of mothers suffering from addiction in the United States. The project strives to lift the stigma of addiction and create an international support system for those suffering from this disease, particularly mothers. The short film was shot during the first exhibition of the project in New York, June 2016. Watch the trailer here and view the accompanying photographic book.
Social Impact Awards:
WEAR. Directed by Hannah Mitchell. A short film about a young woman who comes home from work after an experience with her boss commenting on her blouse. The woman then analyzes the clothing items in her closet based on past experiences with men, who criticized her appearance, until she becomes fed-up and takes action. Watch the full film here.
GREEN TALES OF THE CITY. Directed by Gwen Jansen. A documentary chronicling how the sustainability movement in several cities in the Netherlands is getting louder, more powerful, and more extensive at a breakneck pace. An increasing number of citizens, artists, businesses, research institutions, and local governments are joining forces to make their own living environments more sustainable and are no longer waiting on the slow decisions being made at the national level. Watch the trailer here.