I’LL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT

A collaboration between Nina Mdwaba (@boldieaintaboy) and Sophie Farrell (@sophhfarrell).

This spoken-word short film serves as a reflection on the Black Lives Matter movement 2016 - present, the subsequent death of George Floyd, and speaks of a black community “drowning in resilience”. It also reflects on notions of performative allyship seen heavily demonstrated during this current climate surrounding the events and throughout history.

Featured on @girlsinfilm_gif and @platformldn, Tape Collective London, Make Shift create festival, Shoot Your Shot festival, Cabbage arts and Ixda in Quebec.



Creative Director, Spoken word, music: Nina Mdwaba Filmed and edited: Sophie Farrell









SEX WORK SPOKEN (2019)

A contributor-led short documentary that aims to tackle the stereotypes of sex workers presented to us in the mainstream media by giving a voice to a marginalised community.

The film presents a spectrum of subjects, discussing immigration, sexuality, media representation and societal abjection. It has an overall ethos of highlighting the progressive action which first and foremost should be taken to push for safety, security and decriminalisation.

Exhibited at:
Goldsmiths, University of London  
‘Emergency Exit’ Degree Show 2019
Kallida Arts and Music Festival 2019
Curzon Cinema - Gold On Film Festival 2020


 


Digital Communities - The Greater London Authority

Finding your place in the hustle and bustle of a city the size of London can be a challenge. Focussing on the WhatsApp skateboarding group ‘Siblings’, it tells the story of how LGBTQIA+, people of colour, womxn, trans and non-binary people have created an inclusive safe space.

It explores how social media groups and digital communication platforms bridge the gaps between people and act as a stepping stone to real life interactions and relationships.

This project was commissioned by Greater London Authority in collaboration with the pop-up sound installation 'The Conversation Booth". My visuals aimed to interpret the research projects sonic archive.

Curated by Sophie Farrell
Animation by Sumena Owen
Music by Harvey Chapman

Exhibited: Greater London Autority Webpage - London Community StoryClick here for more information on the project



STOPOVER  (2018)

An artistic film featuring the reflective voice of a lone hotel manager, who lent a helping hand to the Albanian-Kosova diaspora refugees in the 1990s, which fired local conflicts surrounding a struggle for acceptance.

Cinematographer: Sophie Farrell

Exhibited at: The 2019 Gold on Film Festival