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.

 

Film Listing:

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