Tip of the Iceberg

For many, lockdown troubles are just the tip of the iceberg. But is feeling nothing better than feeling everything? TIP OF THE ICEBERG is about learning to cope, in any way you can.

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

Isolated

After losing her Mum to cancer during lockdown Lori Asha seeks out distractions – but whilst avoiding one pandemic, she becomes casualty to another. Will she recognise the symptoms in time? ISOLATED finds light in the darkness and offers a vision of hope for a brighter future.

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

Journey Into Faith

Carley has found her place in the world, even if it is a world falling apart. JOURNEY INTO FAITH gives us the space to look to a brighter future, and is a celebration of all there is to be grateful for.

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

The Gift

Shirley struggles to recognise herself in the face of a global pandemic, the loneliest experience of her life. Are positive affirmations enough to will herself out of her anxious rut?

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

The Bond That Got Even Stronger

Sisterhood is stronger than anything. During a time where relationships were tested and people were separated, THE BOND THAT GOT EVEN STRONGER celebrates the love between sisters, and how we find our family.

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

Miss Ruby’s “Easy Does It”

Through boundaries and building strength, MISS RUBY’S “EASY DOES IT” explores a woman’s journey through self-healing, empowerment, and ultimately finding love.

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A Mother’s Tale

This story follows the journey of one woman as she reflects on life in lockdown; life for her and for the other mothers she knows round the way. As we travel through the suffocation of restrictions and the heartbreak of missing loved ones, A MOTHER’S TALE discusses the ‘other’ pandemic – the one we cannot see.

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

Life Not Returning to Normal In My Lifetime

If you have to be locked down, being by the sea is a bonus. But as Elizabeth faces another birthday in lockdown, is time slipping away? LIFE NOT RETURNING TO NORMAL IN MY LIFETIME follows one woman’s plans for the future – a future that looks uncertain but is worth fighting for.

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

An Ode To 2020

AN ODE TO 2020 steps through the moments of the year that brought the world together while tearing it apart. It explores the force of change, growth and the longing for new beginnings.

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

Yazz

Yazz is black. Yazz is queer. Yazz is stuck at home with a family that don’t get what it’s like to be a QPOC. During one of the loneliest years how do we stay connected with the people that understand us? This story explores being surrounded by people but feeling alone, and how we hold on to those who mean the most to us.

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Hear Me

Sometimes we have to fight to be heard, and even then it’s not enough. HEAR ME follows the story of one survivor who refuses to be silent anymore and instead chooses to fight – to fight her abuser, to fight for her freedom, to fight for her voice.

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Wonder Why

Looking after a family is hard. Looking after a family in a pandemic with a government that doesn’t care about you is harder. A lyrical prayer for hope and freedom, WONDER WHY is here to celebrate all the single mums, and to hold space for the heroes in our lives who have our backs – no matter what.

Production: Bobby Johnson

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Maria’s Story

Maria is worried about University. She hears echoes of assertions from her family in Somalia that education will set her free. MARIA’S STORY explores what it means to be educated and how one woman is determined to help other refugees like her – there is a lot riding on the creation of the world’s first vegan no-sugar white chocolate.

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

Sparrows Sing in B Minor

As adults argue over free school meals while children go hungry, SPARROWS SING IN B MINOR reflects on the pandemic through the eyes of a child.

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I Find The Light

What if the pandemic gave us freedom instead of taking it away? In a world that often discriminates against sex workers, I FIND THE LIGHT celebrates one woman’s choice to quit her boring office job, and embrace a new way of living.

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

Care

Ebi cares, but she’s exhausted. Exhausted from her job at the hospital, exhausted by the pandemic, exhausted by being left alone in the dark. How can she care for her daughter when all she does is care?

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle

Missing Trans Pride

Come with us as we retrace the lost steps of Trans Pride 2020. Charting three different journeys, MISSING TRANS PRIDE creates what the pandemic stole from the community; a space to celebrate, a space to love, a space for trans folks to find each other and themselves.

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A Song For My Daughter

Siggi’s power has always been her voice, but she can’t bring herself to sing anymore. They say there’s nothing like Mother’s Love, but her Daughter is fading out of her reach. A SONG FOR MY DAUGHTER follows a relationship strained, but always held together with love, as a Mother’s Daughter longs to come home.

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Audio description – performed by Kayla Meikle