Dir. Dorothy Allen-Pickard / UK / 2020 / 4’ / Polish premiere
Director: Dorothy Allen-Pickard
Cinematography: Jack Wells
Editing: Dorothy Allen-Pickard
Sound: Ben Hauke, Adina Astrate
Producers: Julie Machin, Lucy Pullicino
Production: My Accomplice
World sales: Dorothy Allen-Pickard
Through interweaving dance and dialogue “Material Bodies” looks at the relationship between amputees and their limbs, exploring how a prosthetic limb can be more like a piece of jewellery, an unpredictable friend, a dance companion, or a part of you. The short dance-documentary brings to life people’s experiences of living with disability by focusing on four amputees’ sensory response to the world, with a focus on how architecture and design can affect your physical and emotional life.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sheffield Doc/Fest, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, DOC NYC, Edinburgh International Film Festival, MY HERO International Film Festival (Art Heroes Award), Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Encounters Festival, Imagine Science Film Festival
Multidisciplinary artist and designer. A graduate of the second degree studies in Design at the Konstfack University of Arts in Stockholm. In her work, she deals with important social topics, such as inclusive sex education, feminism and gender. Her works have taken part in many individual and group exhibitions in New York, Stockholm and Poland.