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Leitis in Waiting + Short films (2018)

Tue 10th September 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

- Free

Leitis in Waiting is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism in their South Pacific Kingdom.

The film follows Joey, a devout Catholic of noble descent, as she organizes an exuberant beauty pageant presided over by a princess, provides shelter and training for a young contestant rejected by her family, and spars with American-financed evangelicals threatening to resurrect colonial-era laws that would criminalize the leitis’ lives. With unexpected humour and extraordinary access to the Kingdom’s royals and religious leaders, her emotional journey reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled by tradition, and the challenge of fulfilling the promise of human rights for all without forsaking culture and tradition.

Our shorts programme includes:

Auntie

Seven years after 12 year old Kera’s mother emigrates to England from Barbados in search of a better life, her guardian ‘Auntie’ makes a decision that risks damaging the special bond between them.

Britain on Film: Welcome to Britain

Featuring the voices of different generations of British immigrants from around the world, these short films show a picture of a country in flux. the programme contends that all citizens should have a right to call themselves British: no matter where they started from.

Doors open from 6:00 PM.

Directors: Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer

Details

Date:
Tue 10th September 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.freefilmfestivals.org/event/leitis-in-waiting-shorts/

Other

Certificate
18

Venue

Thames Side Studio
Harrington Way
London, SE18 5NR
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Website:
https://www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk/

Details

Date:
Tue 10th September 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
Website:
https://www.freefilmfestivals.org/event/leitis-in-waiting-shorts/

Other

Certificate
18

Venue

Thames Side Studio
Harrington Way
London, SE18 5NR
+ Google Map
Website:
https://www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk/