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May 2018

GRAMNet Film Series

Wednesday 16th May 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Salt of this Sea – Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working-class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather’s savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Stubborn, passionate and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfils her life-long dream of “returning” to Palestine. Once there, slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own anger. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever.

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October 2018

GRAMNet Film Series Launch: Even When I Fall

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Centre, 9 University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, survivors of child trafficking to corrupt Indian circuses and brought back across the border to a Nepal they could barely remember.

Even When I Fall traces their journey over 6 years as they confront the families that sold them, seek acceptance within their own country and begin to build a future.

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November 2018

GRAMNet Film Series

Wednesday 21st November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Loro di Napoli Documentary: Italy (2016) | Directors: Pierfrancesco Li Donni | Running Time: 66 Mins | Italian with English Subtitles Loro di Napoli follows the difficulties and football matches of the Afro-Naples United. The team, founded in 2009, is formed by Neapolitan migrants from Africa and South America and by second-generation Italians and Neapolitans. They started gradually winning amateur tournaments in the football fields the northern suburbs of Naples. The protagonists of this story are Adam, Lello and Maxime, all…

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December 2018

GRAMNet Film Series

Wednesday 5th December 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Talented & Young: We Are Scotland Documentary: UK (2018) | Directors: Etienne Kubwabo | Running Time: 30 Mins Celebrating the Year of Young People (YOYP), this documentary offers a snapshot of the talents revealed by the diverse young citizens of Scotland: diverse talented youth celebrating their inclusive national identity, cultural heritage and Scotland as home through showcasing and sharing their experiences and validating their abilities and talents. In addition, this documentary gives a platform through which such young diverse Scots…

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January 2019

GRAMNet Film Series

23rd January @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

The Dead Nation Documentary: Romania (2017) | Director: Radu Jude | Running Time: 83 mins | Romanian with English Subtitles In observance of Holocaust Memorial Day A film constructed using the opposition of what a huge collection of recently discovered glass-plate photographs from the 30’s and 40’s tell us about Romania and what they do not show. The Dead Nation is a documentary-essay, which shows a stunning collection of photographs from a Romanian small town in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The…

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February 2019

GRAMNet Film Series

6th February @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Piripkura Documentary: Brazil (2017) | Directors: Renata Terra, Bruno Jorge, Mariana Oliva | Running Time: 81 mins | Portuguese with English Subtitles In observance of World Day of Social Justice In this chronicle of an expedition, the Amazonian habitat of the only two nomadic Piripkura, can only be protected if there is proof they are still living there. Two of the last three members of the Piripkura still live as nomads in the Amazon rainforest, in the Brazilian state of Mato…

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March 2019

GRAMNet Film Series

13th March @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Ouaga Girls Documentary: Sweden, Burkina Faso, France, Quatar (2017) | Director: Teresa-Traore Dahlberg | Running Time: 83 mins | Mooré and French with English Subtitles In observance of International Women’s Day. A group of young women tweak machines and hammer away at a school for auto mechanics in Ouagadougou in this poetic story about life choices, sisterhood and the endeavor to find your own way. In a country with youth unemployment at 52 percent, jobs are a hot issue. The young…

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April 2019

GRAMNet Film Series

17th April @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Films for refugee children, for their friends and for everyone else. This creative documentary (episode film) without dialogues takes the viewer on a journey into children’s worlds of different countries, real and dreamed. In these cinematic miniatures, which were designed by filmmakers from countries such as Syria, Iran, Jordan, Germany and Colombia, the whole emotional range of refugee children is renegotiated.

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May 2019

GRAMNet Film Series

15th May @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Stitching Palestine Documentary: Palestine (2017) | Director: Carol Mansour | Running Time: 78 mins | Arabic with English subtitles In observance of Nakba Day. Twelve Palestinian women sit before us and talk of their life before the Diaspora, of their memories, of their lives and of their identity. Their narratives are connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery. Twelve resilient, determined and articulate women from disparate walks of life: lawyers, artists, housewives, activists, architects and politicians…

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June 2019

Free

GRAMNet Film Series

19th June @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Lady of the Harbour Documentary: The Netherlands, China (2017) | Director: Sean Wang | Running Time: 90 mins | Chinese, Greek and English with English subtitles In observance of World Refugee Day. Nearly two decades ago, Chinese immigrants came to Greece traveling along the similar route as the current refugees. Suzanne is one of them. Before moving to Greece, she had developed a successful business in Bulgaria and was friends with the then Bulgarian prime minister, mafia bosses and celebrities.…

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