Writer, researcher and lecturer Maeve Connolly (IADT) will introduce the event and take part in a Q&A with Sarah Browne after the screenings.
Co-curated with Maeve Connolly, the IFI presents the Irish premiere screening of Bete & Deise, with Sarah Browne’s Something from nothing.
Bete & Deise records a conversation between actress and activist Bete Mendes and funk singer Deise Tigrona. The film explores how these Brazilian women, from different backgrounds and generations, have used their voices in the public sphere.
In Something from nothing, Browne uses a smartphone as a kind of ‘participant-observer’ filming device to portray a number of women currently working in the Shetland Islands.
BETE & DEISEFILM INFO: 40 minutes, Brazil, 2012, Colour, Blu-ray
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING:FILM INFO: 19 minutes, Ireland, 2014, HD Video
This event is part of Beyond the Bechdel Test, our season throughout July focusing on the work of directors who have explored the complex ties between women that are an integral aspect of the films’ narratives, named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel who introduced the idea in her 1985 comic strip.