Monthly Archives: June 2016

Without Borders

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ShortSightedProgrammeLittle Elephant to screen in WITHOUT BORDERS: a selection of films exploring identity across cultural differences on SUNDAY 19 JUNE 2016, 12.30pm, The Yard, Hackney Wick, London. Without Borders is one of six new cutting-edge programmes by Short Sighted Cinema. Short Sighted Cinema is a celebration of short form film.

The other films showing alongside LE are: Shoshanas-skateboard-UK-shortest-Nights-screening

Shoshannah’s Skateboard: a determined teen girl sneaks out of her orthodox Jewish community with one goal to become a YouTube skateboard star. Dir. Kate Ascott-Evans.

Maya: Narrowly escaping the clutches of the slave traders, Maya, Bikram and Kancha suddenly find themselves trapped in the heart of Kathmandu. Vulnerable, penniless and alone, they are forced to live their life on the streets with only hopes and dreams of happiness. Dir. Veemsen Lama.

Najima: as labour nears, a pregnant 12-year old Yemeni child bride must endure the challenges of her everyday life. Dir. Cristhian Andrews.

Marianne: a young Nigerian man travels to a remote Pentecostal church with his ailing wife. Dir. Tomisin Adepeju. INCOGNITO-Jeremiah-Quinn-SHORTEST-NIGHTS-2

Incognito: two mysterious men meet for one last coffee in Buenos Aires in 1960. Their secrets and identities are slowly revealed. Dir. Jeremiah Quinn.

Kate Jessop, director of Little Elephant will be attending. Say ‘hello’.

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San Diego, here we come

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sandiegobannerLittle Elephant travels to San Diego in sunny Cali on Sunday 5 June in LIGHTS, CAMERA, SUNSCREEN – 18th annual San Diego LGBT Film Festival  organised by Film Out San Diego at The Observatory – North Park, 2891 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104.

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Still from Easy: A 3-Minute Love Story. Dir. Robert Guthrie

Film Out San Diego exists to enlighten, educate, and entertain the communities of San Diego County and beyond through the exhibition of LGBT-themed films. Film Out San Diego seeks to recognize, promote, celebrate and support the important diverse artistic contributions made by LGBT filmmakers for the LGBT community.

LE is part of the International Spotlight sponsored by Gay San Diego and San Diego Uptown News. It is screening alongside Easy: A 3-Minute Love StoryDir. Robert Guthrie. Two high school guys are in love. One is Christian, the other Jewish. One father disapproves, the other’s parents are thrilled. Who cares that it’s not perfect. They got this.

And alongside Australian feature Downriver, Dir. Grant Scicluna. A young ex-con encounters secrets from the past and danger in the present when he returns to the rural Australian community to discover the truth behind a crime he supposedly committed when he was a child.

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