FLO'S FILM CLUB: Volume II

In response to the global pandemic, we brought Volume II to you as a digital edition.

Featuring work from a variety of global directors, 4 different shorts were available to watch online for a limited time.

We also had a digital Q&A moderated by film critic Hanna Flint with Joya Berrow & Lucy Jane (the directors of Surf Girls Jamaica) and Florence Kosky (the director of I'm Still I). This is still available to watch to the right.

To support the work of Imani Wilmot and Surf Girls Jamaica you can visit the following:

Her GoFundMe Page

Imani's Ted Talk

Other useful links mentioned in the Q&A:

COVID-19 Film Relief Fund

DocSociety

I'm Still I (2020)
Dir. Florence Kosky

'I wanted to make something focused on the shared anger woman feel when sexual assault happens, as well as looking at humanity’s strength and ability to endure.

My friend Esmeralda wrote the words that narrate the film and the first time I read them I cried.

I kept the shoot very intimate, using my friends instead of a seasoned crew and we shot over an afternoon in my friend Lottie’s apartment.

There were only women on set, and I carried that through into the post process. It was probably the most emotional way of making a film that I’ve experienced.'

@floskyyx

Lexi (2018)
Dir. Danny Chan

'This film was birth’d from a conversation I had with a good friend who had just broken up with her girlfriend. 

 

It was one of those pseudo deep conversations that we all love and made us feel validated. I honestly think we might have spoken about Bukowski too. We shared a Lamachun, drank too much Turkish coffee and reflected intensely on love.

 

The conclusion is that “love” or the breakdown of “love” can and probably will turn you into a psycho.'

@ynnadnahc

Surf Girls Jamaica (2019)
Dir. Joya Berrow & Lucy Jane

Imani Wilmot is a role model to a community of Afro Caribbean surfers in Jamaica and beyond. She is using surfing as a tool to transform the lives of many Jamaican woman. Imani has taken it as her personal responsibility to empower women of colour to have access to surfing and to see a place for themselves within the global surf industry.

To watch the original broadcast of the film, and to follow others in this series click here

@joya_berrow_

Symphony (2019)
Dir. Jai Moseley

'I wanted to ask other people questions I didn’t have the answers to inside myself, the kinds of questions that follow us through our lives. My DP and I spent 8 weeks driving around Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood; neighbourhoods where during summer people celebrate life outside in the street. We hoped they would let us share in their generosity, kindness, and truth.

 

The result is a kaleidoscopic film of unencumbered moments between people and places, centered in feelings, memory, and experiences that are intrinsic to us all. It’s been a guiding light for us, and I hope that comes across for viewers as well.'

@jai.moseley