The British Urban Film Festival has arrived in God’s own country – Yorkshire! The weekday schedule for BUFF 2023 comes from Halifax with 48 films across 4 nights with 2 slots on each night. Supported by Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
BUFF strand 15 | Reclaim It (Where Did All The Rebels Go/ We Are Nature/ Wave Women UK/ Tour De Moon, followed by Q&A)
Thursday 19th October, 5.30 – 8.05pm
Where Did All The Rebels Go (Director: Anna Jurek)
Where Did All The Rebels Go is a short documentary of a woman, Donna, who in her late 40’s ends an abusive marriage after twenty-seven years, is signed off work due to financial and emotional stressors of divorce, is dealing with illness in her family, and finds herself living as a property guardian in an abandoned Catholic Primary School in Central London. Her current lifestyle is a far cry from her five-bedroom marital home and corporate job, yet she’s never felt more alive in her own skin.
We Are Nature (Co-directors: Jaha Browne, Olivia Martin McGuire)
“We are Nature” is an immersive audio-driven film that asks you to listen. Why is it that BPoC communities in the UK do not feel like they belong in the outdoors?
The Campaign to Protect Rural England studies show only 1% of visitors to UK National Parks come from “Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds”.
A recent report from the Runnymede Trust addressed systemic racism in England, its criminal justice system, education, health and employment. While this inequality is often examined in cities, how often do we consider the exclusivity of the natural world?
Wave Women UK (Director: Lolly Michaels)
‘Wave Women UK’ is a short documentary that follows a group of young black women from inner city London as they embark on a transformative journey to learn how to surf. The film celebrates the determination of these women as they brave the often intimidating waters of the ocean to try something new and explore a world they had never known before. Their journey is a compelling story of strength and courage as they conquer their fears and challenge the notion that surfing is an exclusive sport. Through the lens of intimate interviews, stunning visuals, and gripping action sequences, ‘Wave Women UK’ captures the powerful journey of these amazing women as they courageously ride the wave of change.
Tour De Moon (Director: Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian)
A hyperenergetic and unapologetic ride inside the festival of brexit. Join Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian and a multiverse of talents as they take their nationwide festival Tour de Moon- which advocates for plurality, youth countercultures and nightlife- around the UK while redistributing public funds… Discover an antidote to nationalism, division and ultimately Brexit.
followed by Q&A after all 4 films.
Vue Halifax has wheelchair access throughout the venue and in all screens. The venue is accessed through two sets of double doors – one is automatic. All screens are on one floor with access by stairs and lift.