Corrina Eastwood
The Baby And The Snake

Corrina Eastwood, The Baby and the Snake, still, 2015
Corrina Eastwood, The Baby and the Snake, still, 2015

Running parallel with the Gypsy Makers show, g39 is really pleased to bring Corrina to Cardiff to show the short film The Baby And The Snake with a talk and Q&A to follow. Corrina will be delivering 1-2-1 sessions at g39 for artists on the 3rd and 4th May. Drop an email to to book a slot, on a first come first serve basis.

The Baby And The Snake is a short documentary exploring patriarchal roles within Romani Gypsy culture, the impact of culturally constructed ideas of masculinity, social exclusion and paternal relationships.

An archetypal story of a baby and a snake acts as a metaphor for the impact of prejudice and persecution on individual experience and throws an empathic light on the effects of society’s intolerance of an ethnic and cultural difference, surrounding this private community.

Aggression and tenderness layer and merge in an exploration of fatherhood over several generations in a community that continues to fight for ethnic and cultural acceptance.

The Baby and the Snake is Directed by Corrina Eastwood and follows the relationships and experiences of members of Corrina's family.

The film developed from a presentation in 2015 for the International Institute for Visual Arts event Say No To Identity Theft - Issues surrounding the politics, history and current situation of English Gypsy Romani identity in the U.K. In 2018 The Baby And The Snake won Best Documentary at the London Independent Film Awards.

​Directed by Corrina Eastwood
Edited by Gavin Round
Music by Macks Faulkron

Corrina Eastwood is an artist, art psychotherapist, lecturer, writer and activist. Corrina is Romani and has been prompted by her personal experiences of marginalisation and oppression, felt at the intersect of being both a GRT (Gypsy Romani Traveller) and as a woman, to develop, an interest in the privileging of marginalised voices and challenging, social disparities and normative power, through art, activism and education.

  • Corrina Eastwood, The Baby and the Snake, still, 2015