Jus Soli

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Written, produced and directed by Somebody Nobody
Music and Sound Design by Sami El-Enany

JUS SOLI: the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth

JUS SOLI by Somebody Nobody examines the Black British experience, interrupting key events in Britain’s recent history to question attitudes, placing them in a wider context of what it means to be British. It also considers the emotional transition between generations, and explores themes such as alienation and marginalisation in British society.

The film features a powerful performance from Nicholas Pinnock (Foritude, Ice Cream Girls and Top Boy) and narration from acclaimed dub-poet Linton Kwesi Johnson; a driving force behind of the Black power movement in Britain and the only black poet to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. The film was shot on 16mm.

- Winner: First Prize Experimental Category, Athens International Film & Video Festival, USA 2016
- Winner: Best Short Film, Black International Film Festival, UK 2016
- Nominated: Best London Short Film, London Short Film Festival, UK 2015
- Nominated: Best Documentary Short Film, London Short Film Festival, UK 2015
- Nominated: Best Experimental Film, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK 2015
- Official Selection: New Orleans Film Festival, USA 2016
- Official Selection: Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden 2016
- Official Selection: Film Africa Film Festival, UK 2016
- Official Selection: Exis International Experimental Film and Video Festival, South Korea 2016
- Official Selection: Boston Underground Film Festival, USA 2016
- Official Selection: Go Short International Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands 2016
- Official Selection: Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, UK 2016
- Official Selection: Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany 2016
- Official Selection: East End Film Festival, UK 2016
- Official Selection: Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA 2016
- Official Selection: Channel 4 Random Acts, UK 2016
- Official Selection: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece 2016
- Official Selection: Collectif Juene Cinema, Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris, France 2016
- Official Selection: IndieCork, Ireland 2016
- Official Selection: Mininalen Film Festival, Norway 2016
- Official Selection: Raindance Film Festival, UK 2015
- Official Selection: Document Film Festival, UK 2015
- Official Selection: Slamdance Film Festival, USA 2015
- Exhibited: Imagining Diaspora in the Age of Refugees, Ben Uri Gallery, UK 2016
- Exhibited: 13 Dead, Nothing Said, Goldsmith University UK 2016
- Exhibited: Young Artist Collection, Lemoart Gallery, Germany 2016
- Exhibited: Black Box and White Cube, MUU Galleria, Finland 2016
- Exhibited: Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania 2016
- Exhibited: Cinematography and the Black Poetic Voice, Arnolfini, UK 2016

Written, produced and directed by Somebody Nobody
Music and Sound Design by Sami El-Enany

JUS SOLI: the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth

JUS SOLI by Somebody Nobody examines the Black British experience, interrupting key events in Britain’s recent history to question attitudes, placing them in a wider context of what it means to be British. It also considers the emotional transition between generations, and explores themes such as alienation and marginalisation in British society.

The film features a powerful performance from Nicholas Pinnock (Foritude, Ice Cream Girls and Top Boy) and narration from acclaimed dub-poet Linton Kwesi Johnson; a driving force behind of the Black power movement in Britain and the only black poet to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. The film was shot on 16mm.

- Winner: First Prize Experimental Category, Athens International Film & Video Festival, USA 2016
- Winner: Best Short Film, Black International Film Festival, UK 2016
- Nominated: Best London Short Film, London Short Film Festival, UK 2015
- Nominated: Best Documentary Short Film, London Short Film Festival, UK 2015
- Nominated: Best Experimental Film, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK 2015
- Official Selection: New Orleans Film Festival, USA 2016
- Official Selection: Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden 2016
- Official Selection: Film Africa Film Festival, UK 2016
- Official Selection: Exis International Experimental Film and Video Festival, South Korea 2016
- Official Selection: Boston Underground Film Festival, USA 2016
- Official Selection: Go Short International Film Festival Nijmegen, Netherlands 2016
- Official Selection: Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, UK 2016
- Official Selection: Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany 2016
- Official Selection: East End Film Festival, UK 2016
- Official Selection: Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA 2016
- Official Selection: Channel 4 Random Acts, UK 2016
- Official Selection: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece 2016
- Official Selection: Collectif Juene Cinema, Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris, France 2016
- Official Selection: IndieCork, Ireland 2016
- Official Selection: Mininalen Film Festival, Norway 2016
- Official Selection: Raindance Film Festival, UK 2015
- Official Selection: Document Film Festival, UK 2015
- Official Selection: Slamdance Film Festival, USA 2015
- Exhibited: Imagining Diaspora in the Age of Refugees, Ben Uri Gallery, UK 2016
- Exhibited: 13 Dead, Nothing Said, Goldsmith University UK 2016
- Exhibited: Young Artist Collection, Lemoart Gallery, Germany 2016
- Exhibited: Black Box and White Cube, MUU Galleria, Finland 2016
- Exhibited: Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania 2016
- Exhibited: Cinematography and the Black Poetic Voice, Arnolfini, UK 2016