The 2017/2018 Film Series is organised in partnership between GRAMNet and BEMIS Scotland. The films we have selected this year come from all over the world, including Australia, Czech Republic, Palestine, Norway and Scotland with an especially strong component of the series coming from the African continent.
As usual the series also showcases a mix of filmic devices and dramatic styles: one, a Scottish short with no dialogue whatsoever; another one in which animation depicts horrors that the camera cannot access; and our closing film in the series an intimate and touching portrayal of a 3-year-old who makes her way from a war-stricken country to Sweden – is filmed one meter from the ground for an immersive filmic experience from the perspective of a child. As ever, the resoundingly strong message throughout the series is that human beings persevere, co-operate, and bring each other hope in places and times where it is sometimes in short supply.
Screenings are accompanied by forums and Q&A for everyone to share their views and thoughts in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The audience is warmly invited to congregate in the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Cafe following each screening to continue our informal discussions.
Events are free of charge and open to everyone
Sponsored by GRAMNet, BEMIS Scotland, the Iona Community, with the support of the Equality and Diversity Unit at the University of Glasgow.
|11 Oct 2017||Constance on the Edge||Film Series Launch|
|8 Nov 2017||Wallah – Je te jure||International Day of Tolerance|
|13 Dec 2017||Wigilia
|International Migrants Day|
|24 Jan 2018||A Hole in the Head||Holocaust Memorial Day|
|7 Feb 2018||Honey at the Top||World Day of Social Justice|
|14 Mar 2018||Bolingo, the Forest of Love||International Women’s Day|
|18 Apr 2018||Broken Word, Broken World||English Language Day|
|16 May 2018||Salt of this Sea||Nakba Day|
|69 Minutes of 86 Days||World Refugee Day|