Events upto the 29/09/13

Hi Folks,

So aye – there’s a lot of stuff on this week’s listing, and it’s quite film-heavy at that. Hope there’s something in here that grabs your attention.

Feel free to email details of your events to us via: glasgowautonomyupdates@lists.riseup.net

Preferred format is a short summary, with practical details of where & when, and any links to a web pages for more detail.

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Wednesday 25th September
– From Looked-After-Child to Illegal Immigrant (GRAMNet)

Wednesday 25th September
– Film Screening: The Miners’ Hymns

Wednesday 25th – Thursday 26th September
– Film Screening: NCADC Presents ‘Mazloom’ (NCADC)

Thursday 26th September
– Glasgow Anarchist Social (Glasgow Anarchist Federation)

Thursday 26th September
– Roundtable on Syria (Glasgow University Human Rights Network)

Friday 27th September
– Glasgow Against Atos: Monthly Picket

Friday 27th September
– Film Screening: ‘Made in Dagenham’ (Dumbarton Women’s History Group)

Saturday 28th September
– Unity in the Community: Book-Sale @Hillhead Bookclub

Saturday 28th September
– Film Screening: ‘Fire in the Blood’ (Take One Action Film Festival)

Saturday 28th September
– Film Screening: ‘Non, Je Ne Crois Pas Qu’elle Va Se Reproduire’ &
‘Envoi’ (Digital Desperados/Glasgow Uni Feminist Society)

Sunday 29th September
– Film Screening: ‘ALUNA: There is no Life without Thought’ (Kinning Park
Complex)

Sunday 29th September
– Film Screening: ‘We are Wisconsin’ (Take One Action Film Festival)

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Wednesday 25th September
– From Looked-After-Child to Illegal Immigrant (GRAMNet)
Glad Cafe, 1006 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2HG
5pm – 6.30pm

GRAMNet Seminar: ‘From Looked-After-Child to Illegal Immigrant’ with Sue
Clayton (Royal Holloway University, London)

Sue Clayton is a feature and documentary film writer and director
http://www.sueclaytonfilm.com and Reader in Film and Digital Narratives at RHUL
University of London. She has worked with young asylum-seekers for over ten
years, and made the award-winning film Hamedullah: The Road Home (2011) which
sparked an international conference, Facing the Abyss (London 2012) attended
by senior figures in law, policy, activism, therapy and media. The film will
be screened as part of the seminar.

Sue will speak about her work with barristers and policy-makers such as UNHCR
and Amnesty International to explore contradictions in the theory and practice
of asylum law. She will also talk about her creative projects with young
people.

Mazloom, a theatre piece directed by Sue, will be shown the same evening in
the Glad Cafe at 7.30 and on Thursday 26 September at the same time. Tickets
£5 available at http://www.mazloom.org.uk

For Further Info:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet/events/201314seminarseries/

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Wednesday 25th September
– Film Screening: ‘The Miners’ Hymns’
GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
6.30pm

The former coal mining communities in North East England are the subject of
this inspired documentary by American multi-media artist Bill Morrison. Their
story is told entirely without words, yet the film is far from silent: it
features a remarkable original score by the Icelandic composer Jóhann
Jóhannsson. Using rarely-seen archive footage, ‘The Miners’ Hymns’ celebrates
social, cultural and political aspects of the extinct industry. Focusing on
the Durham coalfield, it depicts the hardship of pit work, increasing
mechanisation, the role of trade unions in organising and fighting for
workers’ rights, and their annual Miners’ Gala in Durham.

Followed by a panel discussion hosted by Dr Andrew Perchard, lecturer at
Strathclyde Business School.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/32663255

For further info:
http://www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/whats_on/5314_the_miners_hymns

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Wednesday 25th – Thursday 26th September
– Film Screening: NCADC Presents ‘Mazloom’
Glad Cafe, 1006 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2HG
7.30 – 9pm
Tickets: £5 (Over 18’s Only)

Mazloom is a portrait of a young refugee, alone in London, whose life is being
torn apart by the impending prospect of deportation to Afghanistan, where
indiscriminate violence and Taliban intimidation await.

This short, powerful theatre performance incorporates immersive film footage
to recreate the long perilous journey to Europe and the agonising wait for the
life-or-death decision on their asylum claim. Mazloom is based on the
experiences of young Afghans, who as children were forced by war to leave
their family and home to seek safety in the UK.

“Mazloom is a tender and honest piece of the human story behind an issue that
is so often reduced to statistics and political manifesto soundbites” Hamish
Jenkinson, director of the Old Vic Tunnels For more information, contact
info@mazloom.org.uk

The event will present the Mazloom play, plus music and words from Seeds of
Thought, followed by a Q&A session and panel discussion on young people
seeking safety, migrants’ rights and arts-based campaigning.

For Further Info (and tickets): http://www.thegladcafe.co.uk/tickets.html

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Thursday 26th September
– Glasgow Anarchist Social
The Scotia Bar, 112 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, G1 4LW
7pm

Come join Glasgow Anarchist Federation for our regular social in a friendly
environment to get to catch up with old faces and make new friends. Hope to
see you there!

We ask that all those attending this event read the first page of our safer
spaces policy here: http://tinyurl.com/GlasgowAF

For further info: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/

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Thursday 26th September
– GHRN: Roundtable on Syria (Glasgow University Human Rights Network)
Senate Room, Main Building, Glasgow University, University Avenue, G12 8QQ
5.15pm – 7.15pm

What are the ethical, legal, political and practical dimensions of the
conflict in Syria? How should the international community respond? What
responsibilities do we have to protect people in a situation like Syria?

Prof. Robin Geiss, School of Law; Dr. Naomi Head, School of Social and
Political Sciences; Dr. Kurt Mills, School of Social and Political Sciences;
Dr. Cian O’Driscoll, School of Social and Political Sciences; Dr. James Sloan,
School of Law

The Glasgow Human Rights Network aims to bring together researchers,
practitioners, members of civil society organisations and policymakers who
address human rights issues.

The University of Glasgow has a wide range of expertise on a variety of human
rights issues, and conducts both research and teaching in this area, as do
other universities in Scotland. The City of Glasgow, and Scotland more widely,
also has many nongovernmental organisations involved in human rights issues.
And Scotland constitutes a unique setting within the UK for addressing human
rights issues within the context of devolution

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception. To register, please
visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7621960489

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Friday 27th September
– Glasgow Against Atos: Monthly Picket
Atos Medical Centre, Corunna House, Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 7RD
12.30pm

Glasgow Against Atos is a grassroots activist campaign, opposing Atos and
supporting the rights of disabled people in Glasgow and beyond. We have been
picketing the atos testing centre in glasgow for over a year, our picket is at
cadogan street, at 12.30 on the last friday of every month, please come and
join us.

Thousands of seriously ill and disabled people have died weeks after being put
through this cruel and unfair medical assessment, many of these people died
after being found fit for work, we need your support to remove Atos from the
DWP medical.

For Further Info: https://twitter.com/atoskillz

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Friday 27th September
– Film Screening: ‘Made in Dagenham’
Concorde Community Centre, Town Centre, Dumbarton, G82 1LJ
10am – 12pm

Hosted by Dumbarton Women’s History Group. A dramatisation of the 1968 strike
at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest
against sexual discrimination and demanding equal pay. The strike is
successful and leads to the Equal Pay Act 1970.

An inspiring and humourous story about women’s strength, this film highlights
the success women can have when coming together to fight for a common cause
and the impact it can have on their lives.

Everyone welcome – Come along and find out about Dumbarton Women’s History
Group. The screening is free of charge, but it is essential to book in
advance. There will be free tea, coffee and biscuits.

If you would like to book or want more information, contact Morag Smith on
0141 248 9969, or email info@womenslibrary.org.uk

For further info:
http://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/made-in-dagenham-film-screening-dumbarton/

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Saturday 28th September
– Unity in the Community: Book-Sale @Hillhead Bookclub
Hillhead Bookclub, 17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow, G12 8BE
10am – 3pm

The beautiful and kind hearted staff of the Hillhead Bookclub have invited us
back again for another charity book-sale!

For those who haven’t been before we have a great variety of hand selected
books (most for £1), vinyl (most £1), CDs and collectors sets of books all of
which are taken from donations to our permanent bookshop in Govan
(https://www.facebook.com/NaeBordersBookshop/info)!

Plus – ALL our kids books are FREE! So if you have any young people in your
life, bring them along and grab some freebies!

All money raised at the booksale will go to the charity Unity in the Community
(SCO40466) who provide life saving welfare services to those who cannot access
the state-funded services. Currently Unity in the Community runs a night-
shelter, soup kitchen, day centre, solidarity centre, bike project, free
clothing service and english-language classes.

For Further Info – https://www.facebook.com/NaeBordersBookshop

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Saturday 28th September
– Film Screening: ‘Fire in the Blood’ plus Discussion (Take One Action Film
Festival)
GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
5.15pm

Opening Film of the ‘Take One Action’ Film Festival –
http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/home

The inspirational and impassioned story of the activists who fought to stop
Western companies and governments from blocking access to lifesaving HIV
medicine in the developing world. In the late 90s, medicines were created to
curb the impact of HIV, leading to an 84% drop in AIDS-associated deaths in
developed countries. At £10K per person per year, these remained out of reach
for a huge part of the world’s population. Fire in the Blood follows some of
the remarkable, disparate individuals who came together to overturn the
situation.

Preceded by short film ‘Africa for Norway’ (4 mins).

Followed by discussion and ideas for practical action with guests including
Ugandan HIV campaigner Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma (Christian Aid). Presented in
association with Christian Aid.

For Film Information (& Trailer): http://fireintheblood.com/

For Further Event Information:
http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/calendar/details/923/

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Saturday 28th September
– Film Screening: ‘Non, Je Ne Crois Pas Qu’elle Va Se Reproduire’ &
‘Envoi’ (Digital Desperados/Glasgow Uni Feminist Society)
Rm 718, Adam Smith Building, Glasgow University, Bute Gardens, G12 8QQ
6pm – 7.45pm

The filmmaker, Elaine Castillo, will be present for Q & A to discuss her
exploratory and moving films. The first is a non-reproduction of a 1959
Emmanuelle Riva interview – an actress who starred in the 1959 film ‘Hiroshima
Mon Amour’, which has both been hailed as marking the initiation of French New
Wave cinema and critiqued for it’s racism. The second is an essay-film, with
two looped scenes from two Wong Kar-wai films (‘Happy Together’ and ‘Days of
Being Wild’), as its points of departure and arrival (also: non-departure,
non-arrival). On grief, migration, violence, speech, elaborate fantasies
involving certain stars of Asian cinema, the writing body, the film-making
body.

Hosted by Digital Desperados and Glasgow University Feminist Society.

For Further Info: http://www.digitaldesperados.org/screening-events/2013-2/

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Sunday 29th September
– Film Screening: ‘ALUNA: There is no Life without Thought’ (Kinning Park
Complex)
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1BA
7pm – 9pm

The leaders of an ancient hidden civilization in South America want to show us
how to avoid destroying the planet. There will be a Scottish premiere
screening of the film in Glasgow, on Sunday 29th September at the Kinning Park
Arts Complex, 43 Cornwall Street , from 7-9pm . Entry is free, with donations
accepted.

ALUNA is made by and with the KOGI, a genuine lost civilization hidden on an
isolated triangular pyramid mountain in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta,
Colombia, nearly five miles high, on the Colombian-Caribbean coast. The Kogi
say that without thought, nothing could exist. This is a problem, because we
are not just plundering the world, we are dumbing it down, destroying both the
physical structure and the thought underpinning existence. The Kogi believe
that they live in order to care for the world and keep its natural order
functioning, but they recognized some years ago that this task was being made
impossible by our mining and deforestation.

In 1990, convinced that we were destroying the earth, they sent a warning in
the form of a BBC documentary called ‘From the Heart of the World’ – then
withdrew. They have now concluded that we cannot have grasped the warning and
they have to explain it better if the world is to survive. So they recalled
the film-maker. This is their new message to us all.

For Further Info: http://www.kinningparkcomplex.org

Background and Trailer: http://www.alunathemovie.com/en/

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Sunday 29th September
– Film Screening: ‘We are Wisconsin’ (Take One Action Film Festival)
GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
5pm

When new laws threaten to wipe away basic workers’ rights and lock out public
debate, six (extra)ordinary citizens force their way into the Wisconsin State
Capitol with thousands more to launch a popular uprising that will not only
challenge the lawmakers, but the soul of a nation. Of recent films capturing
the tide of economic protest that began with Occupy Wall Street, Amie
Williams’s documentary is perhaps the most shocking and inspirational – in
equal measure.

Steering clear of the policing issues that have framed other docs, We Are
Wisconsin locks its sights on a lobbying system which defies centuries of
reform in defense of laissez-faire capitalism. But crucially it spotlights
another trend: the rising tide of intelligent and feisty citizen action which
crosses social barriers, and is changing the game.

Presented in association with Unison and the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.

Film Info (and trailer): http://wearewisconsinthefilm.com/about/

Event Info: http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/calendar/details/937/

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