The festival opens on Friday 30 August with the screening of When They See Us – An Evening with Raymond Santana.
Golden Globe-winning Director Ava DuVernay’s masterpiece is based on the true story of five teens from Harlem: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise, who become trapped in a nightmare after being falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Raymond Santana, one-fifth of the Exonerated Five will lead the post-screening panel discussion.
I Will Tell premieres powerful stories from filmmakers across the globe who won’t be silenced in the fight to share love, light and hope in the most unlikely of circumstances.
Across 11 nights, in the Festival’s brand new home in Subterania, Portobello Road, stories of transformation and tales of unlikely heroes overcoming adversity will be told through dramas, documentaries, animation and short films. Each screening is followed by a post-screening discussion with filmmakers and other inspirational speakers.
The festival will screen international films on the theme: The Fight For The Future, followed by post-screening discussions with filmmakers and other inspirational speakers who bring their passion and experience, indeed their whole selves, to the table in an open conversation with the audience.
The I Will Tell promise is that no one leaves the Festival the same.
A Special Community discount code Westway25 gives 25% off all ticket prices to local residents. Click here for more details and to book your tickets to the Opening Gala
To have a look at the other inspirational films from around the world at this year’s festival go here.
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