In observance of International Migrants Day. Also the final part of BEMIS’ Scotland’s Diverse History lecture and film series.
Short: Scotland (2017) | Director: Etienne Kubwabo | 30 mins
As part of Scotland’s celebration of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, BEMIS Scotland have commissioned Cre8tive Entertainment to explore Scotland’s story via the eyes of our diverse ethnic and cultural minority communities alongside civic representatives, artists and historians. What has shaped modern Scottish identity? How does the past inform our future? In essence, what does Scotland mean to us? And where are we going as a nation?
Drama: UK (2016) | Director: Graham Drysdale | 71 mins
Wigilia explores Polish and Scottish traditions as part of an uplifting Christmas indie drama. Created on a micro budget through a Dogma-style set of limitations, the film stars Iwona Glowinska, from the band Featherwest, and co-stars Duglas T. Stewart, founder of BMX Bandits – Glasgow musical icons and Kurt Cobain’s other favourite band.
Iwona Glowinska plays Agata, a Polish cleaner stranded in Glasgow for Christmas who prepares her traditional Christmas eve meal Wigilia in a client’s house. Duglas T. Stewart plays the client’s prodigal brother, and the unexpected pilgrim that arrives at her table.
Short: Scotland (2017) | Director: Gaynor MacFarlane | 7 mins
Could you give up the things you love for a life you long for?
A woman finds an unusual solution to help both herself and a homeless refugee. A story of freedom compassion, and migration.