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IN OUR HANDS HITS THE FESTIVALS (BUY THE DVD!)

IN OUR HANDS HITS THE FESTIVALS (BUY THE DVD!)

we’re so excited that our first feature length documentary ’In Our Hands’ (2017) has been shown internationally at Courage Film Festival 2018, Berlin (Germany), New Earth International Film Festival 2018, Krakov (Poland), Life Sciences Film Festival 2018, Prague (Czech Republic), and the British Documentary Film Festival, London (UK).

IT’s also currently oj tour in Austria with Hunger Macht Profite and has seen around 200 community screenings across the UK in the past year.


Keep your eye out for more screenings on the In Our Hands facebook page or buy the dvd here.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018

2018 has been a big one for Black Bark Films - have a look at our highlights below. In 2019 we would love to collaborate more, so if you have ideas for projects, shorts or promos that you are dying to get out there do get in contact.

- Our first feature length documentary made in association with the Landworkers' Alliance In Our Hands, was shown by communities across the UK from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands over 300 times! This look at food and farming in the UK post Brexit was also officially selected for the British Documentary Film Festival in London, New Earth International Film Festival in Krakow, Life Sciences Film Festival in Prague and Courage Film Festival in Berlin. Keep your eye out for more screenings on the In Our Hands page.

- Our first international shoot to accompany Gerald Myles from COCA in Pembrokeshire to Germany for a 33,000 strong demonstration in support of small scale farming - included filming Gerald ride a tractor through the streets of Berlin!

- Continuing to support and document the work of the Land Workers' Alliance at their AGM.

- Collaborating with performance artist Viki Browne and her team around ideas of performative femininity on the project Hyper Fem.

- Documenting the eviction of Coexist from Hamilton House and the ongoing gentrification of Stokes Croft. Watch more here.

- A short interview of Peruvian coffee producer Herbert for Cafe Direct and Greenhouse PR, as part of the We Feed the World Exhibition

- We were selected by North Devon Moving Image to produce a short about female farmer Liv James for the Down The Farm programme. 

- Created and documented the first menstruation themed venue, the Red Sea Travel Agency at Shambala festival, providing information and workshops on menstruation for people of all genders. 

- Received funding to begin exploring our relationship with land and land ownership in the UK, working alongside the Land Justice Network

- Other shorts for A Rule of Tum, the Algobabez, and Wati Collective.  

- We've loved working with our favourite camera person Florence Pellacani on many of these projects. 

- And finally we've joined facebook and started a blog - come and say hello!

Hyper fem - in production

Hyper fem - in production

We are working with performance artist Viki Browne to explore what it means to perform femininity whilst feeling safe, in a multidisciplinary performance layering projection and live video relay over live performance. We are currently in a research and development phase during Viki’s residency at Trinity Bristol for January 2019.


Watch this space for a teaser to follow soon…

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OWNING OUR FUTURE

OWNING OUR FUTURE

Working with the Save Hamilton House Campaign, we put together this film about community ownership and the opportunities that could arise out of the sale of iconic Hamilton House community in Bristol's Stokes Croft.