|Tue-Weds:||11:00 - 23:00|
|Thursday:||11:30 - 23:00|
|Fri-Sat:||11:00 - 01:00|
|Sunday:||16:30 - 22:30|
Little Aunt Crane – Yan Geling
In the last days of World War II, the Japanese occupation of Manchuria has collapsed. As the Chinese move in, the elders of the Japanese settler village of Sakito decide to preserve their honour by killing all the villagers in an act of mass suicide. Only 16-year-old Tatsuru escapes. But Tatsuru's trials have just begun. As she flees, she falls into the hands of human traffickers. She is sold to a wealthy Chinese family, where she becomes Duohe - the clandestine second wife to the only son, and the secret bearer of his children. Against all odds, Duohe forms an unlikely friendship with the first wife Xiaohuan, united by the unshakeable bonds of motherhood and family. Spanning several tumultuous decades of Mao’s rule, Little Aunt Crane is a novel about love, bravery and survival, and how humanity endures.
Global Story Time - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Join us the first Saturday of the month to hear children's stories at the World Shop. Every month we will explore a different topic!
Stories will start at 10:30, sessions to last about half an hour. Suitable for toddlers and up!
The Seamstress and the Wind – Cesar Aira
A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what s happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver. Interspersed are Aira s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working-class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires.
Dir: Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi
Winner: World Cinema Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2012
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, it depicts the first-hand account of protests in Bil’in, a West Bank village affected by the Israeli wall. Initially given a camera to capture the birth and childhood of Emad’s son Gibreel, the film chronicles Gibreel growing up against a backdrop of ongoing protests that have become an intrinsic part of daily life.
Emad’s brother Iyad Burnat, who features in the film, will be speaking at RISC on 30 April
Iyad Burnat is an award winning peace activist from the occupied West Bank will describe his village’s ongoing struggle in dealing with raids by Israeli forces, theft of olive trees and confiscation of farmland. Iyad is a recipient of the James Lawson Award for Achievement in the Practice of Nonviolent Conflict. He also appears in the Oscar-nominated film 5 Broken Cameras, made by his brother, Emad Burnat. Iyad’s book, “Bil’in and the Nonviolent Resistance” will be available on sale.