GLASGOW'S DOCUMENT FILM FESTIVAL --- 2011.
Every year the Glasgow Document Film Festival comes around, and every year they never fail to entertain, inform and provoke discussion. This year I'm sure will be no exception, so take my advice and pop in to a worthwhile enlightening experience.
Growing Bolder - Free Film Afternoon
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Thursday 9th June 2011
CCA, Club Room
350 Sauchiehall Street
This is a relaxed afternoon of films selected from Document Film Festival and Plantation Productions. Two films will be screened followed by questions and answers session with a panel of the film-makers
The Govan Banners is a film about the Spanish Civil War made by Govan Seniors Film Club based at Plantation Productions, inspired by banners from 1938 which were found in an attic in 1979 by one of the group members. The banners link Govan with the Spanish Civil War through the Scottish democracy movement. The film shows the group’s quest to find out more about this.
You Always Think There’s Nothing There is a thought provoking film made with the 'Damned Rebel Bitches' - an independent social history group of mature women based at Tollcross Community Centre in Edinburgh. The film explores what poverty means today for older people across Scotland’s capital and looks behind the glamorous façades of tourism and culture. A story about self respect! Part of 'Making A Difference, Stories From The Fight Against Poverty In Scotland. http://www.makingadifferencescotland.co.uk/
For more info on Growing Bolder/Active Ageing Week: http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/
THAT'S NO WIT THE FILM WIS SAY'N!!!
One Scotland Many Voices Film Festival
3.00pm - 6.00pm
Friday 24th June 2011
5th Floor, Trongate 103
Glasgow G1 5HD
Free Free Free.
Rossella Schillaci / Italy / 2011 / 75’
(Italian/Somali with English subtitles)
Document 9 in partnership with GMAC present Other Europe. This beautifully shot film documents the struggles and aspirations of a group of fully-recognised refugees who face being moved from the disused building they occupy to a prison-like compound.
Despite difficult living conditions, language barriers and hostility from locals, some determined refugee inhabitants attempt to take a stand against the local authorities to make their voices heard.
Followed by Q&A.
IT'S THE BEST FILM FESTIVAL IN THE WHOLE WORLD, SO IT IS.
Coordinator Document Festival
tel: 00 44 141 332 9311
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