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Her & Her

A lyrical and musical story told using poetry and beatboxing.
Her & Her have been seeing each other for a few months now, and are both very much in love. They have recently moved into Her small, one-bedroom flat and, of course, she has brought the dog! Suddenly Her home is their home, and the realities of their differences come into full view. Backgrounds, cultures, upbringings, rules... all different. And one uses poetry, the other music, to tell their stories.

Both British
Both women
One black
One white

Follow their journey to see how differences can complement each other, the challenges they need to overcome, and how honest conversation and carefree dancing win in the end every time.

Part Poetry video. Part music video. This experimental short film is a lyrical and musical story told using poetry and beatboxing. Written and directed by Jade Anouka; music composed and performed by Grace Savage.

Filmed in Lockdown is a series of new works of literary, musical, visual, and performance arts, commissioned for Culture in Quarantine by Arts Council England and BBC Arts.

Common Misconceptions About Polyamory

Támara is polyamorous and breaks down the common misconceptions about polyamory.
Támara is polyamorous and breaks down the common misconceptions about polyamory. It's not cheating and it's not threesomes and orgies all the time! 

Video by Támara Paulsen.

Bar Answer

A Japanese true love detective story from film-maker Anastasia Kirillova.
There comes a time in one’s life when you lose something truly important. A feeling someone once gave you. And on one of those endless, sleepless nights you find yourself thinking, surely I can get it back?

In the wake of a painful relationship breakup, fllmmaker Anastasia Kirillova finds herself in Tokyo. By chance she stumbles upon Bar Answer, an out-of-the-way cocktail bar that serves as the front-office for a love detective agency. Sipping on drinks named ‘Jealousy’ and ‘Obsession’, potential clients seek a remedy for their broken relationships, an escape from pain.

Separation operator Kyoko Kawakami is a ‘Kosaquin’, a love detective, working for Bar Answer. For a fee she offers ‘Fukuen’, reconciliation with a former partner, or ‘Wakaresaseya’, a break up service for impatient lovers. Above all, she aims to help clients come to terms with ‘Genjitsu’, reality.

Bar Answer explores the private world of failing relationships, the pain of loving and the ways back from the madness it can drive us to.

Created and performed by Anastasia Kirillova
Jonathan ….. Jonathan Bonicci
Produced by Nicolas Jackson and Steve Bond

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3