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Hull Truck Theatre: SURVIVORS
28/03/2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm£8
Hull Truck Theatre presents: SURVIVORS
Arthur Pratt | 2018 | Sierra Leone/UK | Unrated – 18+ Only | 90 mins
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Through the eyes of Sierra Leonean filmmaker Arthur Pratt, Survivors presents a heart-connected portrait of his country during the Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and the socio-political turmoil that lies in its wake.
With unflinching intimacy, Survivors places us in the midst of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Director of Photography Barmmy Boy will introduce the film and host a Q&A afterwards.
During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, the country received international press attention because healthcare workers from both Europe and the United States contracted the disease and were later diagnosed in their home countries. We all remember seeing the images of bodies being carried in white sheets on the news. The fear was palpable and immediate, since it was possible that Ebola might spread beyond the borders of West Africa. But what about the people who lived it? Why didn’t we hear their stories of fighting the disease and trying everything in their power to keep themselves and their families safe?
Through the eyes of Sierra Leonean filmmaker Arthur Pratt, Survivors presents an intimate portrait of his country during the Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and the sociopolitical turmoil that lies in its wake. During one of the most acute public health crises of the modern era, Survivors reveals the bureaucratic missteps that took place, as well as remarkable stories of individual bravery and the deep humanity of those caught in the middle of this unfolding crisis.
Awards and Reviews
Nominee, Best Supporting Actress – 2019 BAFTA Film Awards
Nominee, Best Makeup, Best Costumes – 2019 Academy Awards
“An epic look at the intimate frustrations of two massively powerful young women who spend most of their energy navigating between who they are and what they represent.” – IndieWire
“Rourke’s greatest achievement is the performances she’s coaxed out of her two lead actresses. They’re so good they’re like De Niro and Pacino in Heat.” – The Times
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
8:00pm: Programme starts
9:30pm: Programme ends
9:30pm: Q&A begins