24 November 2017

Directors introducing own films open and close the 12th We The Peoples film festival

The 12th We The Peoples film festival, a project of UNA Westminster, opened on Monday 17 November with Director, Fabien Guillermont, travelling from France to speak about his film EXODOS and ended on Friday 24 November with Kyla Simone Bruce, Director of UNDOCUMENT, introducing cast members in an informative Q & A session following its screening.

Over the eleven screening events, twelve experts led informative discussions on the subjects covered. New festival venues for 2017 included the historic Cinema Museum in Lambeth, the 100 Year Gallery in Hackney, the Royal Navy shore establishment, HMS President, close to St Katherine’s Dock and Café Cairo in Clapham. The festival also returned to popular venues including the Century Club, Miranda at the ACE Hotel London, the University of Westminster, SOAS and The Attic at Hackney Picturehouse.

Including the Young Film Makers Day at the BFI Southbank, thirty five films were screened, selected from the 3500 submitted. The Best Films in their categories were:

Human Development:  
The Cultural Journey to Timbuktu, Director, Marco Romano (Switzerland)

Human Security:  
My Friend Boris Nemtsov, Director, Zosya Rodkevich (Russia)

Human Rights:
Impunity Director, Isaac Matovu (Uganda)

Sonic Sea Directors, Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld (USA)