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This programme contains just four films, yet each of them pack in an incredible amount of humanity and complexity. At the International Butler Academy, candidates learn to serve the “elite” with rituals from another time (The Ballet of Service). Not far from there, in Germany, a social worker and a conspiracy theorist watch Youtube videos in an unsettling film that completely blurs the boundary between fiction and reality (Adrenochrom). In the US, a young Black man struggles with his identity (Not Black Enough). And from all over the world, birds gather to discuss freedom of speech, in the most original Zoom conversation you'll attend this year (International Dawn Chorus Day). Four films like four snapshots of the strange world we live in.

Total running time: 63 mins

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Not Black Enough: Interview with Jermaine Manigault

On International Dawn Chorus Day (May 3, 2020), birds from six continents join an online video call. They gossip about storms and cats and wires and dates. They share speculations about Egyptian filmmaker Shady Habash, known for his satirical anti-dictator music videos, who died the day before in Cairo’s notorious Tora prison. They talk about Egyptian queer activist Sarah Hegazi, famously incarcerated for flying a rainbow flag at a Cairo concert, now living as a political refugee in Toronto.

This film is only available to viewers in the UK and Northern Ireland.

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  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    English with English subtitles
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  • Rating
  • Note
    Content warning: discrimination, violence
  • Director
    John Greyson