Black Words Matter

Today, we’ll be sharing our films, poems, and other alternative media at ‪#‎BlackWordsMatter‬ Rich Mix London: a conversation about media justice – poetry – film – performance. How do Black words matter? To whom should they matter? And aren’t words only part of the story? And what about the power to have those words heard […]

Art, Climate and Displacement: 3 Spoken Word Films by Selina Nwulu and Onysha D Collins

Writer and poet Selina Nwulu and filmmaker Onysha D Collins (both former Shake! participants now involved with Shake! as facilitators and mentors), have teamed up for a series of spoken word films produced by Platform. The three films ‘Before’, ‘Our Parents’ Children’, and ‘Home is a Hostile Lover’ are part of a commission from metaceptive […]

What Shakers are up to: Shell’s “Sprout-out” project

 Today Shell sent us a message to update us on the amazing work she has been doing after taking part in last February’s edition of Shake!. We are excited to hear she’s applying the skills she learnt at her workspace, and look forward to hearing more about her inspiring projects! “Just wanted to say a […]

“REACH” shortlisted for Small Axe Radical Short Film Award

We’re very pleased to announce that our #Shake2013 film “Reach” has been shortlisted for the Small Axe Radical Short Film Awards in the Best Activist Film – Factual/Documentary category at this year’s Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival. The Small Axe Short Film Competition is a brand new initiative for radical filmmakers being launched at the inaugural Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival […]

Shake! Showcase #4: Remembering,Re-imagining, Reparations

Shake! Showcase #4: Thursday 26th June 6pm @ The Free Word Centre  An explosive showcase from the participants of the fourth Shake! course. An explosive showcase from the participants of the fourth Shake! course. Featuring freshly created poetic, filmic & musical responses to injustice from: Poets >> Arkady Johns / Carmela Cuesta / Maaike Boumans […]

We welcome Nuwave pictures

Shake! 2013 Nuwave pictures is a production company that offers viewers an innovative and exciting cinematic experience through short films, feature films, documentaries and television programs. Behind Nuwave pictures are Patrice Etienne and Dershe Samaria. Dershe took part in last year’s Shake! at the Stephen Lawrence Centre, and has since then received a film scholarship […]

Latest Shake! Film: Reach

This poetic documentary set out to explore issues of aspirations, social cohesion, capitalism, gentrification, and the UK’s growing economic divide, as identified by the young film makers. The second Shake! film of the year was made by: Nathaniel ChapmanEnayet MannanUmaru SaiduKhadiza ShahidMinhas Wariz It was devised in a day, shot over 2 days and edited […]

Shake! Update: Hannan Majid and Richard York, from Hi8us South join Shake! intensive.

EXCITING NEWS UPDATE: this Shake! we will have film makers Hannan Majid and Richard York, from Hi8us South. Derek Richard from Hi8us tells us: Richard and Hanan tend to work together and/or interchange themselves across the duration of a project. This might seem unusual, but it always works for us. Here are links to recent […]

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