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Short films by E3 filmmakers at Fragments Festival
Thursday 13 June, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm£5.5 – £9
Two E3 filmmakers are having their short films screened as part of the first ever Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema. The films are part of Shorts Vol. 2, which is taking place on Thursday 13 June. Head down to soak in some cinema and support local filmmakers.
Here’s what you can expect from the two films.
Migrate Journey was made by Nurull Islam and Lindsay Knight as part of the Mile End Community Project. It is described as follows:
Migrate Journey is a short film that explores Muslim migration to the UK/East End narrating and sharing the real stories of migration from migrants themselves allowing viewers to learn the facts and understand the often complexities of these difficult journeys.
Nurrull Islam said the project was inspired by the elderly first generations immigrants who have lived most of their lives in East London. ‘These stories are kind of disappearing in front of us,’ he said. ‘They’re not being recorded, there’s no oral histories, and we felt the need to document these stories and share them with the community.’ The Mile End Community Project ran a series of workshops with local youths before filming, and Islam hopes that the project can expand to cover migration in other communities too.
Islam is a huge fan of Genesis Cinema was delighted to make the cut for its new festival. ‘Genesis is a great, great cinema,’ he said. ‘They’ve been very supportive of local, young filmmakers of all backgrounds. The Fragments Festival is creating a platform for films and filmmakers who don’t always get an opportunity.’
The film is a celebration of memories, and the triumph of migration stories never told before.
The Internship was made by Aaron Christian, a Bow-based filmmaker who has lived his entire life in East London. It is described as follows:
Josh is a young design graduate working in a dead end job has a chance meeting with his idol, a famous design magazine editor who offers him a rare and prestigious internship. However, he must convince a family to who internships mean an extra financial burden, and in an industry in which their culture has never really been well represented; that it’s a chance worth taking.
The film is largely based on Christian’s own experiences breaking into the publishing industry. It exams the intersection of race, class, and clique that can make internships an exclusive club rather than an equal opportunity. Shooting took place across the East End and Christian’s more recent professional background in fashion has translated into a lush, vibrant snapshot of the city.
Like Islam, Christian is delighted to be featuring at his neighbourhood cinema. He said: ‘I’m a crazy regular at Genesis so it’s kind of come full circle.’
Visit the Fragments Festival website for more information