Domain Shorts: More Than Just a Story About Women

Multiple India, Mexico, UK, South Korea, France 82 Min M18 (Sexual References)

Collectives played an integral part in the women’s liberation movement in the 1960s. The rapid advances of video technology opened new filmmaking possibilities, and thus new forms of collective mobilisations. In this programme, examples from all around the world remind us of the urgency of these conversations.

Is This Just a Story?

Yugantar Film Collective India 25 Min PG Singapore Premiere

A reconstruction of a woman’s struggle in a patriarchal home.

A collaboration with Hyderabad-based women’s rights group Stree Shakti Sanghatana, this portrayal of domestic violence and female friendship remains film collective Yugantar’s most famous feminist work.

Impressions for a Light and Sound Machine

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos Mexico 7 Min PG13 (Some Mature Content) Asian Premiere

A blazing allegory denouncing Mexico’s culture of violence.

A woman’s impassioned speech overlays scratched black-and-white celluloid footage. Told like a raging paean, the narrator recounts the names of those who were killed by violent injustices in Mexico. 

Give Us A Smile

Leeds Animation Workshop UK 13 Min M18 (Sexual References) Singapore Premiere

A retaliation in the wake of the Yorkshire Ripper case in the UK.

Made by women living during the Yorkshire Ripper murders from 1975 to 1980, this largely animated film recounts the sexual harassment and stereotypes women suffer in their daily life. 

The Hole

HAN Ok-hi South Korea 9 Min PG Singapore Premiere

An exploration of liberation amidst surreal sounds and imagery.

In this wildly abstract and psychedelic short film, a mysterious young man held in prison escapes to the vibrant metropolis, only to find that captivity may have been the better choice. 

S.C.U.M. Manifesto

Carole ROUSSOPOULOS, Delphine SEYRIG France 27 Min NC16 (Sexual References) Southeast Asian Premiere

A performative reading of Valerie SOLANAS’s feminist manifesto.

Delphine SEYRIG reads passages from Valerie SOLANAS’s book, S.C.U.M. Manifesto (1967), as Carole ROUSSOPOULOS types furiously amidst male-dominated images of televised world events. 

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4 December 2021,
Saturday, 1.00pm
Oldham Theatre


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