‘Hidden Stories’ film screenings in Glasgow (GRAMNet)

GRAMNet Film Series programme coverThe Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) film club programme for 2015/6 (PDF) is taking the theme of ‘Hidden Stories’ to bring ‘the often untold, surprising knowledge of migratory movements intro view’.

The screenings are held in the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and are followed by question and answer sessions. The audience is invited to congregate in the CCA Cafe after each screening to informally continue discussions.

Events are free of charge and open to everyone.

Wednesday 11 May 2016 at 6pm (doors open at 5.30pm)

StripLife (64 minutes). A day in the life of the Gaza Strip. Exploring the variety of activity, from fishermen converging on dozens of stranded manta rays to music makers, demonstrators, photographers and parkour enthusiasts. Directed by Nicola Grignani, Alberto Mussolini, Luca Scaffidi, Valeria Testagrossa and Andrea Zambezi.

Fragments of Gaza (10 minutes). A collection of mobile clips, videos, and stories, filmed by the people of Gaza. Public and private, exceptional and mundane, providing glimpses of Gaza. Fragments which tell only a partial story of a place constricted in size but boundless in inspiration. Directed by Basharat Khan and GRAMNet.

Wednesday 16 June 2016 at 6pm (doors open at 5.30pm) – part of the Scottish Refugee Festival

Transit Zone (32 minutes). A character-driven documentary about refugees in Calais trying to cross the border to Britain. Life is harsh in the middle of the winter in makeshift camps in the small harbour town. The longer we follow the daily routine of life in Calais the more we learn about the past and dreams for the future of our characters. They are determined and full of hope to make it one day onto one of the lorries leading to the UK – and hopefully a better life. Directed by Frederik Subei.