Brief update this week.
Special attention to Demo in Paisley against ‘new Dungavel’ on Tuesday 8th of November from 2. GET DOWN THERE!!! Lets get show them there’s to be no more detention in Scotland, NO ONE IS ILLEGAL!
Love to you all,
Glasgow A-Fed Autonomy Updaters
28th October to 6th November
Various locations across Glasgow and Edinburgh –
see http://www.africa-in-motion.org.uk/programme/glasgow/ for Glasgow events
Welcome to the 11th edition of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival! We are back and ready to present a packed programme of screenings, discussions, Q&A sessions with filmmakers, pop-up screenings, workshops, exhibitions, live performances and more, across Edinburgh and Glasgow. Artistically innovative and thought-provoking, the programme takes on bold narratives through a range of features, documentaries and shorts.
This year we have taken a unique collaborative approach to curating the festival, with a number of different groups and organisations taking part in choosing what they want to see on screen. Residents from East Lothian and Paisley have programmed two pop-up film festivals taking place within their home regions. We have engaged young programmers to curate a package of events inspired by taking part in our ‘Reviving Scotland’s Black History’ summer school. Postgraduate students from the University of Glasgow made up the selection committee for the Short Film and Documentary Competitions.
This year our festival theme is ‘Time’, through which we explore the past, present and future of Africa, looking at different eras of African history including slavery, colonisation, globalisation and future concepts of Africa. We will also look at cultural notions of time including a focus on Swahili time, the Amharic calendar, and the place of tradition in a modern world. By looking at different political, cultural and social epochs we aim to show how Africa has never been a place bound in past tradition separated from the rest of the world, but has always been influenced by and connected to global movements.
Our festival theme of ‘Time’ is illustrated through our cover design and trailer created by South African artist, Diek Grobler, who in his own words, drew inspiration from ‘The way in which rock artists have been telling stories with pictures in the flickering light of fires on cave walls for centuries. Cinema in Africa is ancient!’
Gendered Violence in Activist Communities Workshop
Saturday 5th November 10:00-17:30
GAS (contact organiser for directions email@example.com)
Identifying, challenging and preventing gendered violence in your activist group, organisation and community
Free 1-day workshop facilitated by the salvage collective at Glasgow Autonomous Space.
The salvage collective brings together women, transgender and non-binary survivors and activists who experience gender oppression, violence and abuse in activist communities. We aim to provide a network to share experiences, resources, skills and build communities of belief, support and action.
We recently launched a report-zine and toolkit to help develop knowledge and understanding about gendered violence in activist communities (seehttps://projectsalvage.wordpress.com/research/)
We are very happy to facilitate a series of free one-day workshops funded by the Feminist Review Trust across the UK:
The workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 5:30pm at the latest. Food and refreshments will be provided. Activists of all genders are welcome.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP. Places are on a first come first served basis however if the workshops are over-subscribed priority will be given to activists with disciplinary, complaints, safer spaces, accountability and policy responsibilities.
Poverty of Thought
Sunday 6th November 13:30–15:00
Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, G41 1
We’re screening a programme of short films & artists moving image+ followed by discussion at #AMIF2016 – Artists Moving Image Festival – organised by LUX Scotland and the Tramway.
Our programme is called Poverty of Thought
Sight | Dir. Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 2012 | 3:34 min
Purging | Dir. Nabeela Vega | USA | 2013 | 1:32 min
How to Stop a Revolution | Dir. Kenji Tokawa | USA | 2011 | 10:32
Migration – Fareez | Dir. Nabeela Vega | USA | 2013 | 7:21 min
Untitled | Dir. Digital Desperados | UK | 2016 | 5 approx min
Migration – Nilofar | Dir. Nabeela Vega | USA | 2013 | 10:03 min
20 Reasons | Dir. Feel Tank Chicago | USA | 2007 | 5:21 min
Title | Dir. Charles Newland and the KAKKA Collective | UK | 2016 | 3:46 min
Our part of the programme has BSL & subtitles. The venue & toilets are wheelchair acessible.
When does it fail to flow? How often does it flow for you? Money is an energy. With a positive attitude you will draw the money that you need to you. You create your own reality.
Capitalism: A complex and global economic system where the means of production are owned by a minority and the majority sell their labour in order to gain the means to survive. The goods and services produced by those who sell their labour create a profit that belongs to the minority who own the means of production.
What is you personal relationship to money? Why do middle class art practitioners feel a safety in asking endlessly rhetorical questions? What has been your families’ generational relationship to money?
And now – how do you survive? How much time do you have to be creative? What do you do to support other people beside yourself to be creative? What do you do to support people from life circumstances different from your own to be creative?
Do you feel precarious? Do you think of yourself as part of the precariat?
How can we help each other?
The #AMIF2016 runs over the whole weekend of the 5th & 6th November
Day 1: Making People Up, Saturday 5 November
Curated by Sarah Tripp
Making People Up manifests characters on the screen, stage and page. This programme of screenings, performances and readings in three ‘acts’ will unfold within the exposed, theatrical machinery of Tramway 1.
Day 2: Between You and The Screen, Sunday 6 November
Curated by Ed Webb-Ingall
What is alive is not what’s on the screen,’ says filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, ‘but what is between you and the screen.’ It is this proposition for the cinema auditorium as a social space that is the starting point for Between you and Screen, a day of moving-image presentations that reflect on notions of dissonance and disobedience in the cinema.
Ticketing: Prices are set by #AMIF2016 so our usual free/donations entry doesn’t apply BUT if people are keen to go & money is an obstacle message us & we can almost certainly sort something out – just give us as much notice as possible!
Demonstration at Council Meeting on Paisley Detention Centre
Tuesday 8th November 14:00–17:00
Cotton Street, PA1 1WB Paisley, Renfrewshire
Protest outside the Council Meeting on 8th November!
Stop the New Detention Centre in Paisley!
On 8th November, Renfrewshire Council will make a decision over the planning application to build a new detention Centre in Paisley.
We will show our anger at this plan, and call for the council to reject it.
No Detention in Scotland, No One is Illegal!
Objections can still be sent to the council about the planning application, more info on how to do this here:
Black Lives Matter Scotland: Organising Event
Saturday 12th November 15:00
Event held by Black Lives Matter Scotland for black people (including mixed race) interested in organising future events in Glasgow.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for directions to Glasgow Autonomous Space, or just turn up!
CHARITEA – With Haifa Zangana
30 November at 18:30
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ
We’ve all seen the news reels and sensational headlines, and we’ve all heard first hand accounts from friends and family still caught up in the ongoing conflict in Iraq.
What we don’t hear enough about is all the positive humanitarian work that is currently ongoing inside the country to help rebuild valuable infrastructures which help the people that are most in need.
Join us to raise awareness and much needed funds to help this work to continue! £15 a ticket and in return you will be served delicious Iraqi food, live Iraqi Oud and poetry as well as helping Iraqi Refugeeshttp://theiair.co.uk/en/about/
With us to give a talk on the evening will be Haifa Zangana who is a novelist, political commentator and currently has a weekly column in Al-Quds newspaper as well as being a regular contributor for The Guardian, Red Pepper, and Al-Ahram.
This is a ticketed event limted to 120 seats. Please reserve your seating through one of the following hosts by texting IRAQ2016 with the number of seats to be reserved. £15 per ticket free for kids under 8
Supported by Scottish Action for Refugees (SAFR)
All funds go to International Action for Iraqi Refugees
Vivian – 07540706747
Fayrouz – 07828310433
Wesun – 07545035341
Doors open 6.30pm.
SUPPORT REFUGEES. SUPPORT IRAQ. SUPPORT HUMANITY.
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