Movement Films

A UK based film production company with a focus on narrative content

Race Short Films

On this episode of the All Sorts of Shorts podcast we brought three short films that focused on race.

We were joined by documentary filmmaker Arnica Miakista. She’s the create of the documentary I,COOLIE which focuses on the indentured Indian women who were shipped across the seas from India to Africa. Set in Durban, South Africa, the story follows a young South African Indian woman as she tries to trace her family history all the way back to the 1860’s.

We talk about the documentary and the different topics and themes it explores before getting into the race short films:

A woman’s racist remarks towards a homeless black man are captured on video by two black teenager girls in this confrontational drama.

When Sue’s cousin Genelva visits her from Suriname, they go out to a fancy club with Sue’s two best friends. After having an unpleasant encounter with the club’s bouncer at the door, the course of their night changes completely.

In a small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10-year-old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

Next episode will be out on Monday 23th Dec and it will be a very special Christmas episode! To get you into the Christmas spirit the shorts for next episode are:

Anthony (2014) – Jonathan van Tulleken
Cuddle Buddy (2017) – Max Barbakow
Love is a Gift (2014) – Phil Beastall

If you want to get in touch with us on social media, you can find each of us at:

Matthias Djan’s Instagram: @matthiasdjan
Bernadeta Beange’s Instagram: @berniebeange
Jamie Mills’ Twitter: @jhrm1994
Arnica Miakista’s Instagram: @arnicamiakista

Also make sure to follow the podcast on social media @allsortspod for updates on new episodes and reminders of the films to watch.