Thu 1 Nov, 7–9pm. Free. Bar open. Book via Eventbrite
We are delighted to host this screening of two short films and a documentary selected by our youth trainee Natasha Ruwona. The films will be followed by
a discussion, exploring identity within Scotland. (discussion will be recorded)
Films included in this programme are:
Because I am
Lawrie Zidyana | Zimbabwe 2017 | 6m | 15
President Robert Mugabe’s anti-gay rhetoric has made it very difficult to live as a lesbian in Zimbabwe. This animated poem, written by a Zimbabwean LGBT activist, offers a brave response.
Ng’endo Mukii | Kenya 2012 | 7m | 15
An exploration of ‘feeling a little bit uncomfortable’, interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply; in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time. This innovative short focuses on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews, using mixed media to describe our almost schizophrenic pursuit of globalised beauty.
Pieter-Jan Ardies and Roland Gunst | Belgium 2011 | 58m | 15
At the age of 12, Roland and his father moved from Congo to Belgium. There, for the first time, he was confronted with his mixed race. In Africa he is considered White and in Belgium he is considered Black. Totally confused he fights against an identity crisis that lasts for 20 years.