We Built A World

In a year that has faced many challenges, we look to the perspectives of those we often do not see. In doing so we hold a mirror up to the world we live in. These films offer a moment to reflect and question, as well as engage with communities and their stories.

BFI London Film Festival short films programmed by Nellie Alston, Philip Ilson, Aduke King and Elaine Wong

Read more Close

In partnership with

Currently unavailable

Dafa MettiDafa Metti

Documentary201915 mins

In shadow of the Eiffel Tower, Senegalese migrants seek to create a better life for themselves and the ones they love.

Currently unavailable

Loose FishLoose Fish

Documentary202015 mins

A group of boys spend their days seeking work daily in a Moroccan fishing port.

Currently unavailable


Drama201915 mins

As Brexit approaches, a small community of local residents reveal their attitudes to those who they think don't really belong.

Currently unavailable


Documentary202022 mins

Meet the Iraqi women weaponising social media platforms to challenge norms and traditions in their country.

Currently unavailable

A Horse Has More Blood Than a HumanA Horse Has More Blood Than a Human

Documentary202020 mins

This understated documentary focuses on an Azeri couple’s home village, whose only means of survival is by risking everything to smuggle Afghan refugees across the Turkish border.

Currently unavailable


Drama202018 mins

An 8-year-old girlunwittingly witnesses the underbelly in and around a Mega Church in Lagos.