Our event this Thursday (July 25th) will be an all female affair.
After our event last month, which featured a screening of Persepolis (2007), our top scoring films, both feature and short, have all been written and directed by women and featured women in leading roles. In an industry where women are so heavily underrepresented we feel this is something to celebrate.
So this month, as well as our feature presentation of Whale Rider (2002) written for the screen and directed by Niki Caro, all of our shorts will be made by women filmmakers including Leeds’ own Amy Beedle who was a winner at this years Leeds Young Filmmakers Golden Owl Awards.
Whale Rider tells the story of a 12-year-old girl, Paikea, growing up in a traditional patriarchal Maori village. She should be next in line to lead her community but is instead overlooked as she is not a man. Rather than take a back seat to the boys now being considered as future chief, Paikea looks for alternative means to prove herself worthy enough to lead, much to the chagrin and disapproval of reigning chief and her grandfather, Koro.
There will also be refreshments – tea, coffee, cake – available on arrival. The screening starts at 7PM and doors open from 6.40PM.
Tickets are available from our online box office here.