producing and promoting independent film.

Awake?

Awake?

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Funeral finecut guide VO

Just Peace?

Just Peace?

Ketubah

Ketubah

Love Freedom Trailer

Love freedom

Mohamed Ilyas Live

Mohamed Ilyas live

Samba Mapangala @ Sauti za Busara 2009

Samba Mapangala @ Sauti za Busara 2009

Sidonie's Fashion Show

Sidonie's Fashion Show

Who We Are

Established in 2000 ScreenStation is a collective organisation producing and promoting independent film.

Now based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England, our work has an international focus and is built on collaborations with a wide range of artists, activists and agencies.

At the heart of our work is story telling, through documentary film production, training, educational resources and screenings.

Led by creative director Andy Jones, the ScreenStation network comprises a wide range of media professionals in the UK and around the world.

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Films and Documentaries

  • As Old As My Tongue

    The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude

    Our first feature length documentary, produced in collaboration with Busara Promotions has now won 7 international awards and continues to screen at festivals and special screenings worldwide.

    Bi Kidude is a living legend on her home island of Zanzibar, and has beguiled audiences around the world on her wide and varied travels. A favourite of sultans, presidents, and sailors, her story is remarkable, challenging our perception of age (she's ninety three, going on sixteen), and of women in a Muslim society. To see her up close in her humble home then out on the town, smoking and flirting is a unique experience.

    As Old As My Tongue was filmed over three years in Zanzibar and on tour with Bi Kidude. A special limited edition DVD in fully recycled packaging is available from Amazon. All sales support our forthcoming projects and Bi Kidude receives 10% of all proceeds from the film.

  • Love Freedom

    The Retired Revolutionary

    Currently in development, our latest collaboration with Mandela Bay Pictures will bring together two generations of South Africans as Mayenzeke Baza travels the world to tell the story of former freedom fighter Archie Sibeko.

    Already selected for participation in MeetMarket at DocFest and the prestigious IDFA summer academy, the completed documentary is due for completion in 2012.

    Please check out the film's own facebook page and keep an eye on the twitter feed for latest developments.

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  • Reel Lives

    Interactive DVD series for creative educators

    Reel Lives is an on going collaboration between Music for Change and Screenstation to produce a series of films bringing world cultures into UK primary schools. This versatile teaching resource brings Global Citizenship into Maths, English, Science and Geography at Key Stage 2 and can be adapted for other age groups.

    The interactive DVD is accompanied by a booklet and resource folder containing a wealth of creative and fun classroom ideas, complete with images, stories, games, fact files and web links. There are 3 DVDs available, featuring dancer MeiMei in Shanghai, Kathak performer Sujata in Kolktata in India, and musician and storyteller Usifu Jalloh in Sierra Leone.

    Available to purchase online directly from Music for Change.

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  • Mwalimu Express

    ScreenStation's spiritual home, London's only Pan African family adventure has been chugging along since 1998 with a dazzling experience of Africa and the Diaspora.

    All aboard the Mwalimu Express as it pulls in to African cities to bring you awesome music from around the continent. Balafon, mbira, talking drum, molo, oud and kora are just some of the instruments to be featured live by the amazing musicians at each destination, plus Max and Rita on the dex spinning the tunes. Come join in the stupendous storytelling sessions, Screen Station films and far out family arts workshops.

    Play some great African games, read your young ones a book or browse a magazine while you unwind to super sounds against a backdrop of fab decor, market stalls and mouth watering food from the Motherland.

    Mwalimu Express is brought to you by The Shrine's Max Reinhardt and Rita Ray.

  • Just Peace?

    This year long project was commissioned by the Sudan Peace Advocacy Coalition, investigating the impact of peace on children in Sudan.

    Beyond the despair of Darfur, these 5 films provide a unique window into the lives of young people from north and south Sudan who lived in conflict but dreamed of peace. Featuring exclusive interviews with politicians from both sides involved in the peace process, Just Peace is essential viewing for anyone keen to find out more about Sudan.

    The 24 minute version of Just Peace has been screened at festivals and on TV around the world. A four minute report also appeared on Channel 4 news in the UK.

  • Sauti za Busara Festival

    "The friendliest festival in the world"

    Sauti za Busara is East Africa's most successful annual music event and we're proud to have supported festival organisers Busara Promotions ever since they launched in 2003. Busara provided us with all the support we needed to make As Old As My Tongue, and we have worked with them on promotional films for the festival, held every February in the historic venue of Zanzibar's Stone Town.

    "Festivals invigorate young people's interest in local culture, give opportunities for artists and music professionals to meet and learn from each other, keep traditions alive, create employment for local people and promote Zanzibar as a model for responsible tourism - that honours and respects local culture." Yusuf Mahmoud, Festival Director

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Music

You can listen to music which inspires us in Spotify, just click on the link below to go to our latest playlist.