Films Exploring Humanity

Delve into the ASFF archives and explore what it means to be human. These 5 films examine identity, coming-of-age and fitting in in today’s world.

Kindred, dir. Samona Olanipekun

Samona Olanipekun considers the concept of home, identity and belonging, whilst tapping into the underlying presence of wider globalisation in today’s world. Commissioned by The Barbican. Watch film.

I Am An Individual, dir. Luis Barreto Carrillo & Amber Moelter

Each chapter a true story, I Am An Individual celebrates unique human identities through five personal stories of love, appearance, friendship, empowerment and dreams. Watch film.

Weird, dir. Fausto Montanari

A short about identity and learning to accept yourself for who you are. It recounts the tale of a girl who is judged for being different, but finds out she’s not so weird after all. Watch film.

Backstory, dir. Joschka Laukeninks

A snapshot of a life lived. As a young child, our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love. Watch film.

My Mother’s Eyes, dir. Jenny Wright

Childhood memories are powerful and evocative – personal and impacting. My Mother’s Eyes circulates around the experience of motherhood and loss in the abstracted world of the psyche. Watch film.