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Girls Lost – Additional Information
Welcome to the additional information section for Girls Lost. Here you will find further information about the film, including information relevant for BSL and deaf audiences.
Scandifilm is a season of Nordic and Scandinavian cinema. It will take place through out January, February and March at Exeter Phoenix. Scandifilm is unique and enchanting. It will feature exciting film experiences that offer a taste of the Scandinavian culture. At Scandifilm you can see the best new dramas, enlightening documentaries and immerse yourself in the magic of cinema.
There will be five screenings, which will be accessible to Deaf audiences. This includes Girls Lost. The other accessible films will be Lake Bodom, Nice People, The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki and The Day Will Come.
We are currently looking to improve our screenings and events that are suitable for BSL and Deaf audiences. If you have any feedback – however big or small – we would love to hear from you.
Kim, Bella and Momo are three teenage girls who are bullied at school. They stick together and find strength in their friendship.
One day they find a magic plant, which has the power to change them from girls to boys for a short time. The three friends enjoy the change and gain confidence from being boys. Bella and Momo are happy to return to being girls but Kim would like to stay in her new male body.
The film is loaded with strong visuals and uses a mixtures of fantasy and realism to explore the topic of identity.
Panel Discussion (BSL Interpreted)
The film will be followed by a panel discussion about gender identity led by Fiona Handyside, University of Exeter (TBC). The panel discussion will be interpreted by a BSL communicator.
The discussion will be led by Dr Felicity Gee with a member of Exeter University LGBTQ Society and Surat-Shaan Knan from Twilight People.
Surat-Shaan Knan works for the Liberal Jewish movement UK and is a campaigner for faith related LGBTQI issues. Shaan is the founder and manager of the landmark Heritage Lottery Fund supported projects Rainbow Jews and Twilight People. Shaan is a proud member of the Stonewall Trans Advisory Group.
Kim is 14. She is strong willed and is committed to her two friends Bella and Momo. She is bullied at school and finds it hard to fit in with the other teenagers at her school.
Bella is 14. She lives with her Dad who is struggling to come to terms with the death of Bella’s mother. This means Bella does a lot of the household chores and looks after her father. She is an experienced gardener and spends much of her time planting seeds and encouraging them to grow. She is a quiet and shy character who is bullied for the way she looks.
Momo is 14 and is great and offering advice to her friends. She is able to see when they are in trouble or need support. Momo wont rush in to anything but is willing to test her boundaries when her friends are doing it first.
Girls Lost – A Novel
The film is based on a best selling Swedish novel, Pojkarna, by Jessica’s Schiefauer. The book won Sweden’s August Prize in 2011 and was nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literary Prize for Children’s and Young Adults.