Cutting East (FREE)
Running Time: 59′
An incredible selection of films touching upon vital, fundamental issues affecting the daily experience of young people in the UK. Presented by Cutting East, this programme explores and celebrates the vibrancy of UK youth, skating through the Stratford Centre to the sparking of young love; and from emotional struggle to the dangers of knife crime. Join us at the iconic Old Spitalfields Market – a space of endless creativity and inspiration – and enjoy these pieces touching upon vital topics, all relevant to the experiences of young adults. There are ups, there are downs…but mostly, these films are about the appreciation and celebration of the younger generation.
Presented by Cutting East
UK | Donny Johnson | 5 min
When the shops in The Stratford Centre shut, the shopping mall becomes a haven for a community of dancers and skaters.
UK | Aaron Christian | 9 min
A short documentary that explores an exciting new subculture that is emerging from the creative cracks in London.
UK | Teddy Nygh | 16 min
A powerful drama that explores the real impact of carrying a knife on young people and their communities.
Carnival: A Tropical Isles’ Tale
UK | Nick David, Jack Flynn | 5 min
In the run-up to the Hackney Carnival, young dancers tell their story and experiences of being involved in the Tropical Isles dance group.
Life of a Knife
UK | Johny Mourgue & Jonny May | 5 min
Witty and subversive, LOAK tells a tale of innocence lost as it plays with perception through the eyes of a knife.
UK | Gail Hackston | 7 min | @rinkfilm
When Tomboy Jane – on the brink of her teens – inadvertently flirts with another girl at the local ice rink she is amazed and surprised when the girl flirts back.
UK | Dominic Beeput | 6 min
After a young boys best friend dies he is forced to confront his feelings of guilt and loneliness.
UK, USA, France | Mustashrik Mahbub | 2 min
Empowering young women around the world that they deserve the opportunities given to the, and with the help of their community, they can change the world.