Throughout America, women organized tea parties for meetings and fundraisers to support the suffrage movement. The Woman’s Suffrage Party sold ceylon, young hyson, gunpowder, and oolong tea under their charitable brand “Equality Tea.” Yet the history of tea is steeped in inequality, driven by colonialism, war, and appropriation. In her short film, Equality Tea, Sunwoo brews tea while drawing parallels between the fraught histories of the tea trade and the suffrage movement.
Written, directed, animated, and narrated by Jaime Sunwoo. Original score by Matt Chilton, based on a 1895 suffragist anthem by Augusta Gray Gunn. Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory and The Laundromat Project for 100 Years | 100 Women.
JADE is a short film taken from our 'Stories Untold' project which is a series of short films featuring London-based migrants. After almost a year in development, and an extensive casting process, we selected six diverse stories to help spread a positive message and challenge the current rhetoric surrounding migration in a post-Brexit Britain.
In our ever politically unhinged world we chat, moan, groan and celebrate our lives with likeminded people. People who have lived similar lives and share similar ambitions, successes and adversities. It seems that talking to people with the same views, and similar stories to our own, gives us the self-validation in today's world.
But, in a post-Brexit Britain, we think it's imperative that we start to share stories outside of our own bubbles. We want to remind people that whoever we are, wherever we've come from, we are all navigating the world and trying to get by as best we can. We are all human.
These collection of short films will speak to London migrants from all different social, political and economic backgrounds and ask them to tell us their story with their own words.
Mariela Ducase Works in the laundry of one of the top film schools in Cuba. She is a great support for the students who stay there and someone they can confide in. MARIELA is a simple, personal portrait that subtly deals with maternity and Santería in Cuban society.
Luz and Denise grow up in the midst of the adversities of being LGBT in the extreme south of the city of São Paulo. Between fashion and poetry, making your way to the city. The dreams and uncertainties of youth flood their existences.
Content Warning: Adult Language.
Hair and constructions of identity are often deeply intertwined. Influenced by the intersections of African hair, femininity and personal identity, "Scalp Deep" captures the struggles of a young African woman as she navigates the reactions and expectations of others after she decides to commit to a new look.
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