Mixed Roots: Stories of Cross-Cultural Relationships around the World
4:00 pm to 4:00 pm
About this event
To celebrate the Centenary of SOAS University of London, the
Centre for Film Studies
are delighted to bring you
Mixed Roots: Stories of Cross-Cultural Relationships Around the World
, a short film series about people’s experiences of intimate, cross-cultural relationships in Africa and Asia.
At a time of closing borders, xenophobia, and the essentialising of identities, these films – set in South Africa, the UK, Japan, Vietnam and Benin – challenge notions of cultural authenticity and celebrate openness to others, while also looking at the painful emotions that arise through war, migration, and racism.
The theme of mother-children relationships runs through several of the films and, notably, three of the four films were made by young women directors.
Each screening will be followed by discussions with filmmakers and academics. Tickets are just £5. You can book through following the links to the films below:
Wednesday 24th May, 4pm: Umbilical Cords (preceded by the short film Hackney Lullabies)
Wednesday 31st May, 4pm: Hafu
Wednesday 7th June, 4pm: Indochina: Traces of a Mother
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