2 Forbury Place
Forbury Place, Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3JH
10AM-6PM every day
A WORLD APART: The short dramas here show us a world faced with problems of movement and refuge, both from a contemporary and a historical perspective. Colonialism and war has given us devisive societies throughout history, but the positivity of individuals to fight for a survival brings hope to the dispossessed.
AAMIR (Vika Evdokimenk)
13 year old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a thinly stretched volunteer, she becomes Aamir’s last hope for salvation.
Running time: 17 minutes
1745 (Gordon Napier)
1745: two young black slaves escape into the wilderness of Scotland…
Running time: 19 minutes
THEY LIVE IN FORESTS THEY ARE EXTREMELY SHY (Saeed Taji Farouky)
An Indigenous Australian man is invited to London for the Colonial Exhibition of 1886. He’s a reluctant ambassador, negotiating for the future of his land and his people under British colonialism.
Running time: 3 minutes
HOPE DIES LAST (Ben Price)
To live without hope is to cease to live. A polish political prisoner cuts the hair of Rudolph Höss in Auschwitz.
Running time: 8 minutes
BITTER SEA (Fateme Ahmadi)
To keep her job and home in London, an immigrant single mother has to hide her daughter from her boss and landlord.
Running time: 15 minutes