Shorts: This Mess We’re In

Exploring such topics as political correctness, modern art, the rise of the EDL and the sexualisation of pop culture, these films form a compelling, hilarious and at times disturbing state-of-the-nation snapshot.

The Chop
UK | Lewis Rose | 17 min | @thechopfilm

The Chop’ is a comedy about Yossi, a charismatic Kosher butcher who loses his job, cannot find work at other Kosher butchers, and therefore decides to pretend to be Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butchers.

Kill it 4 the Kids
UK | Christopher Ullens de Schooten | 3 min

A cute and colourful handmade town sees the arrival and consequences of capitalism hit the town in bold and comic stop-motion animated footage synced on ‘Kill it 4 the Kids’!

UK | Will Webb | 8 min | @AfrobeatsFilm

Three white hipsters decide to run an Afrobeats night in London. But when two become obsessed with getting at least one black person to attend, the third begins to suspect the whole thing might be racist.

UK | Vasilisa Forbes | 4 min

Teaming the incredible force of the popular lyrics when set against the sexualised, objectified imagery, the question of our acceptance of tones of dialogue, pornography and the impact of popular culture are raised.

A Short Guide To Re-Entry
UK | Anwar Boulifa | 15 min

Khalid is released from prison. He’s told that he wants a job and a place in the community, but fitting into the system isn’t always that easy.

Underneath the Noise
UK | Jon E Price | 8 min

Basketball can give hope and focus to those who might otherwise have neither – but its future hangs in the balance. Starring players from North & East London and featuring poet James Massiah, Underneath the Noise celebrates Britain’s raw talent and gives a voice to young ball players.

UK | Jake Lushington | 16 min

A bouncer finds out that guarding modern art is just as hazardous as controlling the ropes at a nightclub.

Jade Dragon
UK | Joseph Brett | 9 min

If you thought Exodus was accurately cast and that Aloha was too ethnically diverse, this might not be the film for you.

UK | Eva Riley | 15 min

Against the backdrop of simmering racial tensions within a rural English community, the life of eleven year old Hannah changes forever when she meets a boy from a forbidden part of town.

Tickets are available from the Genesis website here.

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