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September 21 2019

Society on Screen + Q&A 

Exploring film’s role in representation and empathy around social issues with Cyrenians. Hosted by ScreenSpace and MET Film School

September 21 // 12:00 // £6
Venue: Mirth, Marvel and Maud

From London’s rough sleepers to isolated adults, join us for a screening and Q&A with homelessness charity, Cyrenians, and special guests as we dissect representation of social issues on screen and the role that film plays in engaging audiences to respond. Don’t forget to pick up your bag of Metcalfe’s popcorn!

UK – 11 min- Dir. Edward Bulmer

Gareth has a debilitating sense of self-doubt and anxiety which follows him around … in the form of a hedgehog.

UK – 2 min – Dir. J. Leggat & G. Cubin

Not all homelessness is visible. This

animation shines a light on a

different way to experience

homelessness which is often


UK – 10 min – Dir. Max Tobin & Ed Whyte

A man with a severe case of facial bleeding attempts to seek help at a medical clinic. This social commentary challenges a healthcare system that takes illness at face value, and shines a light on the pain we cause and carry that goes unseen.

UK – 7 min – Dir. Corey Smith

This spoken word film gives a voice to the younger of London’s rough sleeps and challenges us to empathise with those often ignored and stigmatised.

CANADA – 6 min – Dir. Christina Borgs

Hurt people hurt people. This experimental dance short explores a woman caught in a cycle of abuse at the hands of her partner. 

USA/NORWAY – 11 min – Dir. Maria Lavelle

After opting for a temporary jail sentence rather than paying his speeding ticket, an elderly man finds life behind bars far less isolating than life on the outside. 

AUSTRALIA – 13 min – Dir. Charlotte Rowson

Josie Jones has overcome abuse and adversity to become an environmental warrior and create a legacy in her community. With an ever optimistic outlook and a little kindness along the way, we look back on one woman’s journey finding happiness for herself and her son.

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September 21 // 14:30 // £6
Venue: Mirth, Marvel and Maud

Amongst industry calls to create more substantial roles for women in front of the screen and behind, we’re putting diverse women’s stories at the forefront of today’s screening. Don’t forget to pick up your bag of Metcalfe’s popcorn!

UK - 13 min – Dir. Gemma Norton

Viv is struggling with motherhood after

the birth of her second child. Convinced

there’s something wrong with her

newborn, she tries to confide in her

disinterested husband. As she rapidly

finds herself questioning her sanity

she turns to medication and drink to ease her through this parental dystopia.

UK – 3 min – Dir. Alice Lambert

Glass ceiling depicts a comparative journey of men and women climbing the workplace ladder. From success-promoting relationships and male-based fringe benefits, to maternal responsibilities and workplace leave, we explore a broken system where opportunities are limited by a glass ceiling. 


UK – 19 min – Dir. Laurie Barraclough

The funeral of her stepfather brings Clem home after seven years, and back to her step-sister. They haven’t seen each other since they were separated, and what kept them apart as teenagers is now what’s pulling her back.  


UK – 4 min – Dir. Rosa Beiroa

A celebration of nudity and women’s freedom within their own bodies, In Our Skin highlights the exceptional and extraordinary that lies within the seemingly routine gestures of undressing.


USA – 3 min – Dir. Daryl Bright

Addressing a culture of catcalling and

misogyny, Black Girl Poem follows

three women resisting and triumphing

over sexual objectification, reclaiming

their bodies and reclaiming their power.

You can find a copy of Black Girl Poem printed in this year’s brochure.


UK – 4 min – Dir. Isabella Avery

Pie competitions and stifled dreams; we follow the journey one woman pushed to the brink.


GERMANY – 26 min – Dir. Maria Neheimer

When Liv’s criminal mother is arrested she is forced to move into a girls’ residential group. There, caught between her past and a new love interest, she must decide for the first time on what she wants from her future.

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Hosted by ScreenSpace and MET Film School with Guests

September 21 // 16:30 // £6
Venue: CRATE St James Street, Walthamstow  


** Please note the venue change **

CRATE is fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions about accessibility requirements, please email

Today we’re discussing disability and how it’s represented in film, alongside a screening of shorts touching on issues around disability as told by today’s filmmakers. Don’t forget to pick up your bag of Metcalfe’s popcorn!

UK – 4 min – Dir. Siobhán Smith

Harry attends an interview which will decide if he can carry on receiving benefits that enable to him to live a sustainable life. Using real life examples, Stitch highlights the need for change in the way sick and disabled people are treated in the UK.

UK – 6 min – Dir. Dan Wood

Isaac Harvey is a young filmmaker who

doesn’t let barriers phase him. Isaac

was born with Limb-pelvic Hypo Aplasia,

meaning he has no arms and short legs.

With a powered wheelchair to provide

independence, the 23-year-old doesn’t let his disability hold him back.

UK – 13 min – Dir. Tyro Heath

An able-bodied young girl finds freedom from her chaotic home life in her local East London scrapyard, where she hopes to find ways to make her work more accessible to her brother, in the little ways she knows how.

UK – 8 min – Dir. Sarah Smith

With an insider look at the personal journey of an incurable cancer patient, Alaine Smith – her mother - one filmmaker aims to debunk the stigma around talking about incurable illness, demonstrating the support and understanding that can be gained by a single conversation.

USA – 22 min – Dir. Yiying Nikki Li

We meet Nicole and Karen, two physically disabled women who are navigating their lives and journeys in love, while exploring the contrasts between being born disabled and becoming disabled later in life.

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USA – 22 min – Dir. Erika Davis March 

A young dancer struggles with her

bi-cultural identity when she meets

a confident young Deaf drummer

who stirs up old conflicted feelings

about growing up hearing in a Deaf family.

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September 21 // 19:00 - late  // By Invitation + Enquiry

We're welcoming back past Little Wing filmmakers alongside film friends and guest speakers, to share experiences of their journey so far and start a dialogue. Meet, connect, collaborate; we're teaming up with local bars and venues around Walthamstow to deliver not-just-another-networking-event, ending in a public screening of past films, street food, and local beers. 

Keep an eye out for more information posted here, and on social media. If you'd like to be involved, please inquire below. Capacity is limited. 


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