21st September 2022
How To Make Great Films
Title of film: National Network of Abortion Funds, Eff-Urself
Director: Sindha Agha
Production Company: The Corner Shop
What with climate change, the dismantling of women’s reproductive rights, and the lingering loneliness of the pandemic, the world feels like a rather anxiety-inducing place right now. Thank goodness, then, for Sindha Agha, whose viral videos tackle these issues head-on, armed with a down-to-earth demeanour and a wry smile in a bid to help us become “kinder, funnier and calmer creatures”. Channelling personal insights through a gloriously colourful aesthetic that melds collage, stop-motion and conceptual imagery, the Corner Shop director’s most recent campaign for the National Network of Abortion Funds is a brilliantly leftfield riposte to the overturning of Roe vs Wade. She tells Selena Schleh about honouring her Sufi heritage through filmmaking – and why finding the humour in life is imperative.
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