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The director of Academy Award-nominated Timbuktu talks about his personal connection to the true story of quite rebellion against religious extremism.
“A religion that’s been taken hostage” is how the director of Timbuktu, Abderrahmane Sissako, describes the modern position of Islam. Appearing onstage, alongside screenwriter Kessen Tell, Sissako talks about humanity and the process of casting for his film, at the 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®.
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Autobiographical account of a mother-daughter relationship, exploring beauty standards and female sexuality.
Drama 1992 12 mins
A young black ballerina rejects prejudice and finds her African spirit in Swan Lake.
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Meet the Abrews, a unique showbiz family whose imprint on British culture began in Scotland in the 19th century
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News 1980 6 mins Location: Leeds
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Drama 2023 2 mins
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Romance 2023 2 mins
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Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.