Shorts: Body Politik

Sunday 20 November – 1.30pm

Hackney Showroom – Free

Bodies that provoke, challenge, transgress and uplift - 8 shorts that push the perception of the skin we live in. Narrative film, documentary and high-camp pop each tell a story of a body in life and motion. Radical and emancipatory, these shorts explore the various ways in which the body gets politicised,  with challenging, playful, and rallying gusto.


Queer Witch
dir Camille Ducellier / France 2016 / 12'00
A moving depiction of a radical couple and their pursuit of a new world.

dir Briana Blades, Kristin Kent / Canada 2014 / 5'39
Genderqueer journalist, activist and punk Jess knows the body is always political.

To Bed with Francisco
dir Francisco Sfeir / Argentina 2014  / 7'00
A defiant portrait of an empowered trans gay man fully owning his sexuality as a 'trans fat faggot without a dick'.

dir Carolina Queiroz / Brazil 2016 / 26'00
Beautifully filmed personal polemic of an exuberant and challenging performer.

DENIM - DENIM (The Music Video)
dir Matthew Hammett Knott / United Kingdom 2016 / 5'06
Uplifting music video: Imagine Girls Aloud with higher energy and better make up.

dir Márcia Bellotti / Brazil 2014 / 5'00
Visually complex compelling examination of a women's bound body.

Stormy Leather - The Naked Girl of Burlesque
dir Alexandre Degardin/ France 2013 / 8'30
A gorgeous look at boundary pushing burlesque, with added Cylons.

dir Faye Carr-Wilson / United Kingdom 2016 / 5'40
A unique performer embodies the transformative powerment of drag.