The festival will be shown exclusively at Vue Islington and will open with Ava DuVernay’s BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated documentary, 13th, which explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing specifically on the prison system being disproportionately represented by African-Americans and addressing along the way systemic racism, police brutality and the inherent disparities in the criminal justice system. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with award-winning producer Dionne Walker (The Hard Stop) and London Authority figures.
Festival Director, Jenny Lee said: “My hope is that Rashan Charles’ death would not be in vain and we can begin to see real change as those in authority not only become more sensitive to the issues faced by Black and other Minority Ethnic people but also make tangible policy changes to address those issues. I hope also that the ordinary person on the street would be empowered to take positive action for good. And of course I want to encourage filmmakers to continue to make high quality films that bring these stories to light.”
Now in its 11th year, the festival continues to attract international filmmakers and high profile speakers from Community leaders to country Ambassadors. This year, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, founder of Chineke! Europe’s first majority Black & minority ethnic (BME) Orchestra & Junior Orchestra will speak after the screening of CAGED BIRD and before the live orchestral performance.
The Sunday matinee of SWEET DILLARD will be followed by a Q&A and live jazz performance and the Closing Gala is an awards ceremony followed by an intimate rooftop VIP celebration with live music, cocktails and canapes.
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Please find a full list of the films showing below. The Event Calendar online is here: http://iwilltell.com/Events/events-calendar.html
|DATE||Screening Time||Name of Film|
|Wed 30 August||6:30 PM||13th (Q&A with Dionne Walker and community leaders)|
|Thurs 31 August||6:30 PM||THE EXTROVERT (with Director Q&A)|
|Fri 1 September||6:30 PM||KINGSTON CROSSROADS (with Director Q&A)|
|Sat 2nd September||2:30 PM||FILM PITCH - (with Industry professionals)|
|Sat 2nd September||6:30 PM||FORGOTTEN MAN (with Filmmaker Q&A)|
|Sun 3 September||2:30 PM||SWEET DILLARD (with Director Q&A and Live Jazz performance)|
|Sun 3 September||6:30 PM||THE CAGED BIRD: (Q&A with Director and Chi-chi Nwanoku plus live orchestral performance)|
|Mon 4 September||6:30 PM||TRAILS OF HOPE AND TERROR (Screening and Q&A)|
|Tues 5 September||6:30 PM||THE 2 SIDES PROJECT (with Director Q&A)|
|Wed 6 September||6:30 PM||STINGRAY SISTERS (Screening and Q&A)|
|Thurs 7 September||6:30 PM||SHORT FILMS (with Director Q&A)|
|Fri 8 September||6:30 PM||I AM STILL HERE (Screening and Q&A)|
|Sat 9 September||6:30 PM||Closing Gala (Awards ceremony and cocktail reception)|
I Will Tell is an international film festival that hosts a powerful celebration of impactful dramas, documentaries, animations and short films from across the world which highlight key societal issues such as war, poverty, violence and racism as well as music, creativity and the power of the ordinary person to overcome extraordinary circumstances.
Each screening is followed by an inspirational post-screening discussion. Now in its 11th year, the festival continues to attract international filmmakers and high profile speakers from Community leaders to country Ambassadors. .
The name of the festival comes from a Mozambican word spoken in the Senna dialect Ndinadsawapanga (pronounced Nah – jah- pang’-ga). It was taught to the festival director by Anel, a young girl who lived in impoverished circumstances but spoke of the power of telling your truth as a way to overcome.