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TAPE Collective Presents:

But Where Are You Really From?

Socially distanced and SDH subtitled film

Dir: Various, Curated By TAPE Collective, 2020, UK, 1h 19m, 12+

Thu 3 February // 19:30 / Cinema

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Part of a series presented by T A P E Collective, of programmes of short films by mixed heritage filmmakers around the themes of identity and heritage, exploring othering, belonging and the trouble of melting pots. The programmes looks both at  the ‘good immigrant’ trope experienced by refugees, and children of immigrants where acceptance is afforded to those deemed best behaved, and also explores the significance of names and offers a look at shaping an identity beyond labels and emergence from generational and ancestral trauma.


I Was Told There’s Freedom Here -  Dir Awate Abdalla 6 min
A human refugee from another planet describes their family's experiences facing discrimination, gentrification and the violence of British bureaucracy.


What’s in a Name?  UK 2020 Dir Runyararo Mapfumo 11 min
In this documentary short, Brits explore the challenges they’ve encountered with their non-Western names.


HOME  UK 2021 Dir Ndrika Anyika 12 min
Following yet another argument with her mother Miri seeks refuge in her best friend, the beautiful and rebellious Elle. Whilst out meeting some boys, something happens leading Miri to re-evaluate her identity.

This is Forever  UK 2021 Dir Susy Pena 11 min
With dreams of being the best ancestor she can be for her teenage son, Indigenous Bolivian single mother applies for a Visa to remain in the U.K. while embarking on a journey of healing the wounds of her past.

Once an Old Lady Sat On My Chest  UK 2017 Dir Candice Onyeama 13 min
A magical realism short about a young British Nigerian woman who is forced to deal with her identity crises when a mysterious old woman squats on chest.

But You’re Not Black  Canada 2019 Dir Danielle Ayow 19 min
A Chinese-Caribbean-Canadian woman tries to embrace her parents’ Trinidadian identity and traces back her roots.

Homeland Trilogy  UK 2017 Dir Asena Nour Oyzoyn 7 min
A trilogy of short documentaries ('Fatherland', 'Motherland', 'Homeland') mapping out the personal migration stories of the filmmaker's family, as well as a look at a generation of young Muslims in multicultural London.

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