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伦敦传媒学院主办‘2012年无家可归者电影节’

The Homeless Film Festival 2012 at London College of Communication

伦敦传媒学院主办‘2012年无家可归者电影节’

 

伦敦传媒学院为主办‘2012年无家可归者电影节’而骄傲。电影节为无家可归的人们提供平台,通过高质量的短片电影和故事片讲述他们的生活,借助媒体曝光来提升人们关注无家可归者问题的意识。电影节收到来自全球的无家可归者递交的作品,包括正在上映的故事片《居无定所》,讲述一个人在收容所一觉醒来时,试着将人生碎片串连起来的故事;还有关于‘2011年无家可归者世界杯’的纪录片《红牌罚出》;也有由墨西哥街头孩子创作的纪录片《格雷罗之声》;和讲述一位姐姐经受18年精神病痛折磨,找寻失散的弟弟,费尽周折要把弟弟带回家的故事《姐姐的呼唤》等等。电影节借助电影工业手段,鼓舞那些无家可归的人们,坚强前行,并开设电影工作坊,让无家可归者参与短片电影制作,同时参加一些有意义的活动进而掌握就业技能,这些都可以帮助他们摆脱贫困。

London College of Communication (LCC) is proud to host The Homeless Film Festival 2012. The Festival will provide a platform for homeless people to tell their stories through a series of high quality short films and features, raising awareness by putting the issue of homelessness firmly in the media spotlight.

The Festival has received submissions by homeless people from around the world and those being showcase include No Fixed Abode, a feature about a man who wakes up in a homeless shelter and tries to piece together this life, which will have its world premiere. Receiving their UK premieres are Red Card to Exclusion, a documentary about the Homeless World Cup 2011, Voices of Guerrero, a documentary by the street kids of Mexico, and A Sisters Call, a documentary about a woman who finds her missing brother, after 18 years, suffering from mental illness, and tries to bring him back.

Other highlights of the Festival include the screening of Cathy Come Home, directed by Ken Loach, followed by a Q&A with producer, Tony Garnett, and a discussion on the current housing crisis; a screening of Adam and Paul, with a Q&A with director Lenny Abrahamson, and a screening of Dark Days followed by a Q&A with director Marc Singer.

The Homeless Film Festival uses the film industry as a means for homeless people to move forward with their lives and away from poverty by running a series of filmmaking workshops through which homeless participants can create short films, whilst learning employable skills and engaging in a meaningful activity.

Festival organisers, Donkey Stone Films, have been working with homeless people over six months in Nottingham and Manchester, where they have been visiting a vulnerable women’s shelter. Both groups developed a short film script, took part in training on camera equipment and shot their films over three days across several locat
ions. Their films will be shown during the Festival. Homeless people under the age of 25 are eligible to gain an Arts Award worth up to 40 UCAS points and help them to access further or higher education.

All films will be shown in the Podium Lecture Theatre at London College of Communication from 2 to 26 April. A donation of £5 is suggested for the screenings with Q&A’s and £3 for other films.

The Homeless Film Festival will also tour top independent cinemas in the UK and Ireland throughout April.

 

(英文信息来自伦敦艺术大学)

 

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