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STRANDS 52 book online at bfi.org.uk SAT 20 MAY 14:00 NFT2 WED 24 MAY THU 25 MAY MON 29 MAY 20:45 NFT3 18:10 NFT3 20:20 NFT3 The Redfern Story + intro by Tony Warner, African Odysseys steering committee chair and Black History Walks director + discussion Australia 2014. Dir Darlene Johnson. 57min. Digital It was not until 1967 that Australian Aborigines were recognised as human beings in their own country. In a double bill of documentary and feature drama, we explore a history of oppression and struggle. The Redfern Story is a documentary profile of Australia’s National Black Theatre, established in 1971. The first of its kind, it became a focal point for Civil Rights activism, mixing arts with Black Power politics. + Rabbit-Proof Fence Australia 2002. Dir Philip Noyce. With Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh. 93min. 35mm. PG A true-life drama about three Aboriginal girls who are forcibly taken from their families in 1931 to be trained as domestic servants as part of an official Australian government policy. They make a daring escape and embark on an epic 1,500-mile journey to get back home. There is an optional Blue Room discussion following the screening The Duke of Burgundy UK 2014. Dir Peter Strickland. With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna. 104min. Digital. 18 Existing in an exclusively female world, couple Cynthia and Evelyn play out well-rehearsed sadomasochistic scenes of dominance and humiliation. But the exacting perfection of these scenarios starts to strain one partner who yearns for something different. With references to psychosexual classics like Belle de Jour, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, and Mano Destra, Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy is a brilliantly lush creation – intensely sexy, full of haughty wit and a disarming tenderness. BFI FLARE LGBT films and events AFRICAN ODYSSEYS Important films from Africa and its diaspora INTRO Rabbit-Proof Fence


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