When in 1974 technicians in a Scottish Rolls Royce factory refuse to service aircraft engines for the Chilean air force. The murderous dictator General Pinochet tried to intervene but had to watch his planes grounded with failing engines. A wonderful, well balanced documentary about one of the greatest acts of solidarity. Running time 96 minutes. English, some Spanish with subtitles.
Cowfoot Prince UK 2018 Director: Bex Singleton. The Cowfoot Prince follows Usifu Jalloh, a Sierra Leonean Storyteller, from his adopted home in London back to the village where he was born. The journey charts the lifelong complexities of immigration, and Usifu’s complex and personal relationship with the country that is responsible both for the execution of his father, and for the inherited skills and wisdom he uses to make sense of the world. He shares his remarkable heritage, inspiring and awakening hope in a younger generation. Running time: 28 minutes. English (some Krio and some Limba with English subtitles).
Bex was a student at NFTS and received a BFS bursary in 2018. She is a documentary director and photographer, passionate about exploring and representing individual stories and emotional journeys, and examining what they reveal about how we are living.
Following her father’s unexpected suicide in 2010 she moved to live and work in Sierra Leone, and the paradigm shift she experienced whilst living there sparked a relationship with the country that has continued for nearly a decade now.
Director: Bex Singleton
Producer: Bex Singleton
Cinematographer: Bex Singleton
Production Manager: Elisa de Pasquale/Stephanie Faucher
Editor: Chloe Hardwick
Sound Recordist: Balint Csaki
Composer: Adam Price
Online Editor/Colour Grader: Liz Glennard
Sound Designer: Jose Pablo Ramirez
Contributor: Usifu Jalloh