Explore the impact of incendiary women directors on the global landscape, using film and the moon as media to defy expectations and change the conversation.
Join us for a short season of films exploring the Moon as muse. Each film will be followed by an exchange between two influential women guest speakers. Screenings and talks curated by Irenosen Okojie and produced by Moon Festival.
11 Oct 2019: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: Director: Ana Lily Amirpour. Iran 2014
An Iranian horror western situated in Bad City where a black-robed beauty prowls the streets at night in search of prey and whiles her days away listening to music. When she meets lost and compassionate Arash, the stage is set for a thriller unlike any other in the ghost town of Bad City. Tackling the theme of hunting and ritualistic patterns by moonlight, the film expands ideas around gender and retribution.
Followed by a conversation between Livia Filotico and Henna Zamurd-Butt.
Livia Filotico is the Artistic Director and founder of Moon Festival. Previously she worked at Arvon and Treadwells book store. She is a Creative Producer working with artists across multiple disciplines and is passionate about producing unique live art experiences for audiences.
Henna Zamurd-Butt is an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion consultant, with more than six years of cross-sector experience, and a doctoral candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London where she is researching power, gender and Internet access. She is a co-founder and Director of Bare Lit Festival, London’s annual celebration of writers of colour.
This screening is the first in a pair of films by women directors. The second is:
8 Nov 2019: Pumzi: Director: Wanuri Kahiu. Kenya 2009
About the series curator: Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian British writer and curator. Her books, Butterfly Fish and Speak Gigantular have won and been shortlisted for several awards. Described as ‘A liberatingly odd, seductive and fearless talent’( Laline Paull, The Bees) her work has been published in the New York Times, the Observer, the Guardian, and the BBC. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature through their 40 Under 40 initiative.