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East Coast Premiere

Director: Tal Amiran

United Kingdom, Netherlands, 2023, 15 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2024

Category:Documentary Short

Cast:Johnson Weree

Crew:Writer: Tal Amiran. Producer: Tal Amiran. Sound Design: Michael F. Bates; Music: Martin Mahieu; Colourist: Chris Shaw; Artwork Photography: Marcel Koppen; Sound Design Consultant: Rick Blything


Having fled the Liberian civil war, renowned self-taught artist Johnson Weree is seeking asylum in the Netherlands where he lives undocumented and without a fixed address. Haunted by the horrors of his past, he draws bright-coloured otherworldly portraits, whilst longing for a brighter future.


About the director

Tal Amiran is a multiple award-winning filmmaker based in London, UK. His films have been screened at over a hundred film festivals internationally including the BFI London Film Festival, AFI DOCS, Hamptons International Film Festival and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, winning numerous awards including at Woodstock Film Festival and Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Tal’s films were shortlisted for the Cinema Eye Honors and the Grierson Awards, longlisted for BIFA (British Independent Film Awards), and have been showcased by Vimeo Staff Pick, Filmmaker Magazine, Aeon and Argo.


Filmmaker's note

'Weree' is my fourth Documentary Short and as with my previous short docs, I continue to explore the subject of migration as well as work in a public space.

In 'Weree' I am interested in exploring how creativity can be utilized when dealing with trauma, using art as a form of healing.

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