2020 will be a great year for SOUTH SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL. We celebrate our 5th year running, covering so many exciting countries. We are a truly PEOPLE POWERED FESTIVAL!
We want to begin with a real hit, covering JAPAN for the second time, thanks to the GREAT BRITISH SASAKAWA FOUNDATION. The event will offer a film screening with Q&A, a dance performance and a regional cuisine.
DEMOLITION GIRL by Genta Matsugami, winner of the 2019 JAPAN CUTS Award, deals with a high school girl determined to leave her impoverished small town life behind, earning money as a video fetish performer.
Starting the year afresh, we'll celebrate women empowerment with this strong portrait of a young girl fighting for her education, her life, against a bleak backdrop of a dysfunctional family and tricky money jobs.
The director will be present for Q&A and a short masterclass. The screening will be introduced by a Japanese dance performance and workshop. You'll be able to savour the best of Japanese cuisine as usual with our delicious buffet.