Bridging the Gap: Women

  • 2016 /
  • 90 mins

Four inspiring yet very different new shorts from the Scottish Documentary Institute’s unique talent programme, all made by female directors.

A trans woman bonds with her daughter. A Deaf stand-up comedienne performs in British Sign Language to a mainstream audience. A teenager reaches for independence. A suburban family is surveyed via the beautiful game. Four intimate films that expand beyond their individual stories, exploring how each subject finds their place in the world whilst reflecting on a wider female identity. [15]

The Review Wilma Smith UK/2016/15 min
A devoted football family awaits to find out if their 13 year old son is staying in the local professional youth team. A film about suburbia and the quirks of everyday life.

Silent Laughs Natalia Kouneli/UK/2016/10 min
A Deaf stand-up comedian performing in British Sign Language fights for her dream to bring Deaf Culture to mainstream audiences in a playful way.

Swan Lindsay Brown/UK/2016/15 min
Like most teenagers, April loves music, dancing, trampolining and swimming. But becoming independent won't come easy to her. As her 16th birthday approaches, her mother Sami faces some tough decisions.

Where We Are Now Lucie Rachel/UK/2016/12 min
A personal insight into the changing relationship between daughter and transparent as they embark on the road to transition.

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