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In Honour of International Women’s Day:
10 Movies About Friendship Directed by Women

Breathe dir. Mélanie Laurent (2014)
Charlie is an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with Sarah, the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there’s nothing average about how she feels.

Daisies dir. Vera Chytilová (1966)
Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

The Edge of Seventeen dir. Kelly Fremon Craig (2016)
High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

The Fits dir. Anna Rose Holmer (2015)
While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits.

The Forest for the Trees dir. Maren Ade (2003)
As an awkward idealistic high school teacher begins her first job in the city, things turn out to be much tougher than she had imagined.

Divines dir. Houda Benyamina (2016)
In a housing estate on the outskirts of Paris, a teenager who is hungry for her share of power and success becomes a runner for a drug dealer.

Hush Little Baby dir. Hella Joof (2009)
Four dysfunctional teenage girls steal a car and elope from the institution where they live. They go on a road trip across Denmark, confronting ghosts of the past and settling old accounts as their dark secrets are revealed.

The Innocents dir. Anne Fontaine (2016)
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

In Bloom dir. Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon Groß (2013)
Set in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1992. Friends Eka and Natia look to leave childhood behind as they ignore societal customs and work to escape their turbulent family lives.

Thirteen dir. Catherine Hardwicke (2003)
A thirteen-year-old girl’s relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

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‘the ocean’ serves as a visual based on the featuring poem by seye isikalu called 'plot twist’, which explores the complexities that sometimes come along with being deeply passionate & committed to who or what you love.

'the ocean’ portrays the struggle that occurs when a person is unable to evenly distribute the love/commitment between the 'who’ & the 'what’, resulting in the gradual deterioration of one. one comes out the victor, but not without consequences.

a film by seye isikalu.

starring:
nikki fagbemi
alexander aplerku

production assistant : tyon mason

with music from : louis the child (strange), d.r.a.m ft sza (care taker) & fela kuti (water no get enemy).

“It’s important to share stories about the diasporic global-Black experience, because it’s so varied. It’s really refreshing to have other perspectives and to realize that we’re all connected–interconnected. Not just, actually people of color….but there’s a lot of trading of lifestyles and stories within this series–that I think affects even more than just people of color.” - @NikkiBeharie 

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He was crippled, but only his body was cracked. It’s not simple, nor is it an easy matter to explain. ‘Let’s just leave it at that,’ she says, and closes the Holy Book of Lies. She covers her eyes, denying to herself what she thought happened.