This ground-breaking documentary uses newly digitised archive film to tell the 20th-century history of the British deaf community’s fight for civil rights. A range of participants look back on a selection of archive films preserved by the British Deaf Association, each of which capture key moments in the history and heritage of the UK’s Deaf community. Contributors also highlight the unique role played by the medium of film in recording the use and development of British Sign Language throughout Britain’s Deaf associations.
Not just a fascinating exposé of a largely unseen cache of film history, Power in Our Hands is also an inspiring, emancipatory chronicle of the Deaf community’s fight for civil rights – and the right to be heard.
Documentary 2018 120 mins Director: Kevin Macdonald
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An immersive journey into the New York Public Library with great documentarian Frederick Wiseman.
The Man from Mo'Wax
Documentary 2017 116 mins Director: Matthew Jones
The exhilarating, no holds-barred story of Mo'Wax records founder James Lavelle, one of the most enigmatic yet influential figures in British music culture.
The Rape of Recy Taylor
Documentary 2017 91 mins Director: Nancy Buirski
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Documentary 2018 106 mins Director: Lauren Greenfield
Acclaimed filmmaker Lauren Greenfield examines modern greed amid the world of the 1%. Travelling through America and beyond, she meets the international elite and families overwhelmed by debt, yet determined to live the ‘luxury lifestyle.
Documentary 2017 86 mins Director: P. David Ebersole
Jayne Mansfield: Goddess? Genius? Satanist? This wild documentary from the makers of Room 237 examines the blonde bombshell's relationship with Anton LaVey.
Women with a Movie Camera
On the Twelfth Day...
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Playful, charming, Oscar-nominated take on the Christmas song directed by queen of the dance Wendy Toye and designed by the great Ronald Searle.
Ginger & Rosa
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Historical drama 2015 106 mins Director: Sarah Gavron
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Drama 1949 97 mins Director: Jill Craigie
A stirring tale of love, music, and coalmining in Abergwynfi, South Wales.
Drama 2009 95 mins Director: Jessica Hausner
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The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears
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Drama 2016 104 mins Director: kogonada
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Drama 2016 88 mins Director: John Carroll Lynch
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Blue Black Permanent
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Engaging, poetic story of three generations of Scottish women made by artist Margaret Tait.
Anchor and Hope
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Sweetly swaying houseboat comedy about a couple whose river-bound existence is upended by the arrival of an old friend.
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
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