South Social Film Festival is a hub for diversity, inclusion and emerging talents. This time we are partnering with the CHINESE VISUAL FESTIVAL to celebrate a very complex country, CHINA. It has fast forwarded into the new century with amazing speed and has marked cinema and art with a strong visual and original impact.
Dead pigs is all about the environment, pollution, industrial wastes and the regeneration business that goes with it. Main characters in this film are as diverse as possible. A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly-modernising Shanghai.
Cathy Yan, was born in China and lived in Hong Kong and the US. She’s Asian with
a Western twist. She understand both worlds. Her first job was as a reporter for the Wall Street journal and her eye for the news is what brought her to pick such
a challenging subject in China. Right now she’s heavily into post production of her latest film based on the DC UNIVERSE. She just made history by being the first Asian woman to direct a female-driven superhero movie.
Lucia Tong is a wonderful dancer with
a background in dance and theatre performance. Lucia works to uncover visceral and intuitive truths through the body. Lucia creates multi-disciplinary works with her own company Pangea Art and with Arts 4 Human Rights to promote the use of arts to engage people with social thinking and action.
The SOUTH SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL, a celebration of International Independent Cinema has its main hub in South London.
SSFF is supported by Film Hub London, managed by FILM LONDON and BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. SOUTH SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL brings an enticing mix of international independent films showcasing cross-cultural diversity to London's leafiest suburbs. Films that will shock, enlighten, inspire, and entertain the diaspora and vital communities based in South London. The original concept is to mix food and music together with screenings – a cocktail for the senses.
FOOD & FILM
So why put film and food together? Food is as much about evoking a culture than moving images. Sometimes discovering and experiencing a country and its cultures via the senses, whether it be by sight, sound or even taste, is the next best thing to actually being there.
London has more than 120 cinemas, screening halls and multiplexes. Most of them screen only mainstream films or blockbusters. Often, the only way to see a real cross-cultural film is to go to a festival. SOUTH SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL will cater for all these independent cravings.
Watch out London, there is a new festival on the block!
Film, music and cuisine all under one roof - a true first for London’s ever diversifying diaspora, hungry cinephiles and inquisitive minds.
From our friends Emerge Festival 2019, on September 28th. ‘Akka’s Shore’, a live art installation and fictional memoir based on Umama Hamido’s experiences between a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon and London. http://bit.ly/2MzMLqn