Shy Radicals

Shy Radicals is a portrait of revolutionary world-maker Hamja Ahsan and the story behind his remarkable political manifesto, which calls for all shy, quiet, and introverted people to unify and overthrow Extrovert-Supremacy. The documentary follows Hamja as he deals with the trauma and despair of his brother Talha's extradition case, whilst traveling the world inspiring others through his art and activism.

Director Bio

Margate-based director Tom Dream collaborates closely with artists to create truly original music videos, live music and documentary content. Tom has a background in music and psychology and currently lives in a 1970s location house by the sea. Style-nostalgia, nature and psychology are recurring themes that feature strongly in his work. Tom is passionate about capturing ongoing stories as they unfold, illuminating the people behind the music, and unpicking human dynamics.


  • Directed by:Tom Dream
  • Written by:Hamja Ahsan
  • Produced by:Holly Wolfers
  • Runtime:23 mins
  • Completion Date:October 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:United Kingdom
  • Language:English
  • Category:Non-Fiction
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 11
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 6th Ballymahon Library 2 - 3pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 7th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Website

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2022 submission open

Still Voices 2022 Submissions Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • December 1st, 2021

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Terence Davies Becomes Festival Patron

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  • November 12th, 2021

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2021 award winners

Still Voices 2021 Award Winners

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  • November 5th, 2021

The Still Voices 2021 Short Film Competition Award Winners.


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