Tuesday, 9 November 2010

digital desperados film screenings, glasgow

from my inbox...

DIGITAL DESPERADOS Proudly presents the 2010 half our FREE winter screenings & talks.

We also have a free film-making course for women of colour aged 16 - 30 (starting in February 2011 & lasting for 8 weeks) with workshops on massage, self defence & womens health as well as sound, editing & camera use. You can find out more at:
http://www.digitaldesperados.orgwe hope to see you at the screenings!

Please forward widely!


Friday 19th November 7 - 8.45pm
Garnethill Multicultural Centre 21 Rose street

The film follows two young musicians who have just been released from prison. The pair befriends a man named Nader, an underground music enthusiast and producer, who helps them travel around Tehran and its surrounding areas. The film highlights many of the legal and cultural challenges independent musicians and generally Iranian youth face in Iran’s severely confined government.

Saturday 20th November 1.30 - 5pm
Pearce Institute, Govan Road

DISCUSSION: Reclaiming public space both locally & globally with Yasmine Brien from the Kebele Centre, Bristol

KANEHSATAKE: 270 years of resistance (probably not suitable for younger viewers) *film starts at 3pm
In 1990, a confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army.


Thursday 25th November, 7 - 10pm
Pearce Institute, Govan road
*45min program of Iranian short films

DISCUSSION: Yassamine Mather, herself exiled from Iran due to the political climate, will speak representing H.O.P.I. (Hands of the People of Iran) exploring both the current possibility of the U.S.A. waging war against Iran, past and present governments and political movements of Iran and how all of these affect life for Iranian people themselves, including women
She will then be available for a Q & A session and to take part in discussion.


Wednesday 1st December 7 – 10.30pm, CCA cinema space
*free but ticketed

First up is a public discussion on copyright and intellectual ownership sparked off by our panel: Nina Moeller, Simon Yuill & Sacha Kahir who will bring their experiences of intellectual copyright, open source film-making and the plant patenting-resistance movement in Ecuador.

SITA SINGS THE BLUES (cert PG) film starts 9pm
SSTB is an animated film which retells the story, from the Indian epic ‘The Ramayana’, of Sita a Goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. It is also a contemporary story of the director who moves to India to be with her love only for him to dump her by email... This is an open source film which means that it is completely free to screen, distribute & sell.

*free dvds to the first 10 people!!


Saturday 4th December 7 - 8pm
CCA Cinema *free but ticketed

QPOC SHORTS (queer people of colour)
Homotopia, Family, Desi Girls and more...Love revolution not state delusion


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