ViewPoints free film festival, Glasgow: Films, talks and film workshops exploring migration and asylum themes.

March 23, 2007 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Friday 23rd March 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 24th March 2pm – 10pm
*Pearce Institute – 840 Govan Road, Glasgow*
All films are free. Programme attached, pasted below, and at
www.govanfilmclub.org.uk
Direction to venue at foot of this email and on website.
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*/ViewPoints /*is the first Govan Film Club project, a collaboration
with Camcorder Guerillas and Plantation Productions to present a
programme of films on the theme of migration. The main films will be
screened in the recently refurbished Lithgow Theatre on the first floor
of the Pearce Institute. Throughout the event a selection of short films
will also be running in the space next to the café and bookfair on the
ground floor.

During the day food will be available in the café, with a licensed bar
in the evening. On Saturday the café space will also house the Radical
Independent Bookfair – a travelling bookshop, library, videotheque,
distribution space and meeting space. Visitors will also be able to
record their thoughts on the themes of the event – or anything else –
with Plantation Productions’ Vox Box.

Govan Film Club is a Govan Housing Association project. For more info,
contact Angela Gardiner, Community Inclusion Coordinator:
angela@linthouseurbanvillage.com
<http://fr.f266.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=angela@linthouseurbanvillage.com>
Info on Govan Film Club and full ViewPoints programme at:
www.govanfilmclub.org.uk <http://www.govanfilmclub.org.uk/>

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*VIEWPOINTS PROGRAMME* (pdf attached):

*Friday 23 March*

*6:30pm – 7:45pm*
Camcorder Guerillas present three films:

*/Welcome/* (Camcorder Guerillas, 2004,  20 mins)
*/Asylum Realities/* (Scottish Refugee Council, 2006, 25 mins)
*/Those Left Behind/* (Camcorder Guerillas, 2007, 12 mins)
Three documentaries presented by Camcorder Guerillas
<http://www.camcorderguerillas.net/>, a Glasgow-based collective making
and showcasing films and documentaries that raise awareness of social
justice issues facing our local communities. These three films look at
the real life issues facing asylum seekers in Glasgow today.
Followed by open discussion on the issues facing asylum seekers in
Glasgow today.

*8:15pm*
*/Si nos Dejan (If They Let Us)/*/ /Ana Torres, 2005. 75 mins.
An upbeat documentary mapping the experiences of migrants living in
Barcelona. With it’s fast rhythm and sharp approach, Si Nos Dejan tells
the stories of people looking for something, coming with hope. A
powerful insight into the diverse range of experiences of people living
without permission.

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*Saturday 24 March*

*2pm – 4:00pm Camcorder Guerillas workshops.*

*2pm – 2:45*
Workshop on campaigning and working with video.  The workshop will be
based around the processes of creating the films ‘Welcome’ and ‘Those
Left Behind’
*3:15pm – 4pm*
1. a technical workshop on the very basics of using a camera and getting
useable sound; or
2: a discussion of local issues that could be given the Camcorder
Guerilla treatment – by you?

*5pm – 5:45pm*
*Survival Poetry *- a reading from Ghazi Hussein
Born to a family in exile from Palestine, Ghazi was first imprisoned at
the age of 14.  Never charged, but ‘guilty of carrying thoughts’, he was
repeatedly imprisoned and tortured over the next 20 years.  Ghazi will
be reading from Taking it Like a Man, his collection published by
Community InfoSource <http://www.communityinfosource.org.uk/>.

*6pm – 7pm *Camcorder Guerillas present two films
*/Voice Seekers/* (Scottish Refugee Council collaboration, 2004, 15 minutes)
*/Visit Dungavel: Monster of the Glen/* (2004, 25 mins)
Voice Seekers lets you meet three refugees in Glasgow, and hear their
stories in their own words. Visit Dungavel is a shocking, funny,
informative and moving series of short films about the injustice of
refugee detention.
Followed by open discussion on the issues facing asylum seekers in
Glasgow today.

*7:30pm – 9pm*
*/Tar Angel (L’Ange de Gaudron)/* Denis Chouinard, 2001. 98mins
The ViewPoints festival concludes with an award-winning drama from
Canada. Three years after fleeing Algeria, and as his family approaches
the final stages of Canadian citizenship application, a father discovers
that his son has been involved in a cyber-terrorist attack on the
computers of the federal immigration office.
*The film will be followed by a question and answer session and open
discussion, with director Denis Chouinard.*

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Govan Film Club is a Govan Housing Association project. For more info,
contact Angela Gardiner, Community Inclusion Coordinator:
angela@linthouseurbanvillage.com
<http://fr.f266.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=angela@linthouseurbanvillage.com>
www.govanfilmclub.org.uk <http://www.govanfilmclub.org.uk/>

Directions to the Pearce Institute:
http://govanfilmclub.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/pi-map-copy.gif

Charlotte Cornic
0797 135 2644
charlotte@cornic.demon.co.uk <mailto:charlotte@cornic.demon.co.uk>

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