Join the Centre for World Cinemas & Digital Cultures at the University of Leeds for an evening of film, talk, and performance in celebration of the power of film and creativity.

The evening includes the world premiere of a selection of films made by communities in Brazil, South Africa and India as part of the recent project “Voicing Hidden Histories: Troubling the National Brand”. It also marks the launch of a new international network project ‘Changing the Story: Building Inclusive Civil Societies With, and For, Young People”.

With introduction and Q&As by the in-country project teams, live performance and music, this is a unique opportunity to explore new perspectives of everyday life and meet artists and practitioners from around the world. Both projects have been generously funded by the AHRC’s Global Challenges Research Fund.

The Studio, Carriageworks, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD
Tuesday 14 November | 17:30 -20:30


17.30                  Drinks and Canapés

18.00                  Welcome

                             Professor Frank Finlay, Dean of the Faculty of Arts

18.10                  Project Launches

Changing the Story: Building Inclusive Civil Societies With and For Young People in 5 Post-Conflict Countries

Prof. Paul Cooke, University of Leeds

Sumak Kawsay and the Sustainable Development Agenda: Critical Debates and Creative Responses from a Latin American Indigenous Perspective

Dr. Thea Pitman, University of Leeds

Including the following films: 

Um pouco de todo, talvez (A little of everything, perhaps)
With: Alana Cristina Alencar, Bianca Silva de Freitas, Isabela Sousa Silva, Natalia Gomes de Andrade Silva, Yhandra Larice Da Silva
Direction and Script: Gilberto Alexandre Sobrinho
Production: University of Leeds
Co-Production: UNICAMP and PLAN
Research and executive production: Paul Cooke, Stephanie Dennison, Inés Soria-Turner, Viviana Santiago
Editing: Letizia Nicoli
Soundtrack and sound editing: Lea Tagarona
Images: Gilberto Alexandre Sobrinho, Mauricio Eduardo Silva Neto
Post-production: Rodrigo Faustini
Graphic design: Raquel M Galvão
Sponsorship: AHRC
Production: University of Leeds
Co-Production: UNICAMP and PLAN

Dissecting Discrimination in South Africa
With: Khanyisile Nhlapo, Koketso Sibande, Mpho Lavisa, Neo Maphosa, Phendulane Manyala, Lorraine Koape, Thulane Koape, Dimakatso Mazivila, Jerry Mazivila, Daniela Wegrostek, Sinethemba Makanya
Direction: Daniela Wegrostek and Paul Cooke
Production: University of Leeds, THEMBA Interactive and Bishop Simeon Trust
Images: Daniela Wegrostek, Paul Cooke, Phendulani Manyala, Mailies Fleming, Rebecca Macklin
Translation: Lerato Mokofeng, Sinethemba Makanya
Also features short films:
The Journey of my Life
Produced and directed by: Youth Committee of Leth’iThemba Safe Park
Discrimination: Nqobile’s Story
Produced and directed by: Youth Committee of Rephelang Safe Park

Who are we, Mom?
Production: Budhan Theatre Society
Direction: Atish Indrekar and Abhishek Indrekar