WANDA presents a collection of five short films.
Noor at Mytilini (Director: Treasa O’Brien, 2016, 6 mins)
A six minute documentary made on an iPhone. Noor has travelled from Syria to Greece. She interviews other women at the port about their experience.or has travelled from Syria to Greece. She interviews other women at the port about their experience.
Chasing The Birds (Director: Niamh McKenna, 2016, 11.26 mins)
Chasing the Birds is a short experimental essay film that explores the journey of a young woman who is forced to come to terms with losing her sight. The film offers a poetic meditation on the relationship between visual memory and blindness, reflecting upon the struggle to retain these memories in a world of sightlessness.
Solitary Acts #4, #5 & #6 (Director: Nazli Dincl, 2015, 8min, 5.5.min & 10.5min)
Sexuality, body autonomy, religion and arousal fuse with vision in this series of films.
Diving Within (Director: Hanan Dirya, 2015, 10 min)
Diving Within is a short documentary featuring Malaysian, Sharena Abdullah, who came to Ireland four years ago. She talks about identity, faith and open sea swimming.
Pollen (Director: Helen Warner, 2015, UK, 9.03min)
She knew he would find her, it was just a matter of time. Many people had told her that one day he would come. Ethereal film featuring elements of fine art.
This shorts programme is part of WANDA, a four day feminism and moving image event and the first of its kind in Belfast. The event will include film screenings, talks, performances and panel discussions on subjects relating to feminist moving image practice, and how feminism continues to inform and inspire moving image works of many forms.