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Film Independent Members, you and a guest are invited to watch MTV Documentary Films’ shorts A Life Too Short and My Father The Mover in our Film Independent Presents Online Screening Room, powered by Vision Media. Special pre-recorded conversations with A Life Too Short director Safyah Usmani and My Father The Mover director/producer Julia Jansch are included as part of this screening experience.
A Life Too Short
A Life Too Short examines the tragedy behind the killing of Pakistani activist and social media star Qandeel Baloch. A vocal, provocative proponent of women’s rights and freedom of expression, Qandeel challenged conventional ideas with her open exclamations of women’s equality and sexuality. Her bravery and outspokenness ended in violence that reverberates around the world.
2020, 34 minutes, color | Directed by Safyah Usmani | Co-Directed by Saad Zuberi | Featuring Qandeel Baloch | Produced by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
My Father The Mover
Alatha’s father calls himself a Mover. Using African dance moves, he helps kids in Khayelitsha township to transcend hardship and “find their superpowers.” The Mover is also a single father and, while he has helped many kids, he still has difficulty getting his daughter to find her own powers. But, in a tender moment together, this is all about to change.
2020, 13 minutes, color | Directed by Julia Jansch | Featuring Stoan Galela, Aletha Galela | Produced by Julia Jansch, Mandilakhe Yengo
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