All posts tagged: Femspectives 2020

IN SEARCH…

Join us for the Scottish premiere of Beryl Magoko’s documentary IN SEARCH…

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Event Space, 13:00 Start

IN SEARCH…
Beryl Magoko | Germany/Kenya 2018 | English, German, Swahili w. English subtitles | 90′ | N/C 12+

Scottish Premiere

As a young girl, Beryl Magoko gave into peer pressure and chose to be “circumcised”. IN SEARCH… portrays her encounters with other FGM survivors and her journey to reconstructive surgery. A moving piece about dealing with the past and reclaiming the future.

The film is followed by a post-screening discussion.

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This screening is presented in collaboration with Africa in Motion Film Festival.

This event is part of the strand AUTONOMY.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

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Womxn’s Networking Brunch

Come along and enjoy brunch on us!

Meet up with fellow Glasgow-based creatives, filmmakers and feminists to chat about your experiences and what you’re working on. Find potential collaborators and create ties across film and feminism.

Free, but ticketed. | Get tickets here.

There will be veggie and vegan options, but if you have any other dietary requirements, please get in touch at hello@femspectives.com.

This event is open to womxn and non-binary people only (trans-inclusive).

Femspectives 2019, Photo by Ingrid Mur

THE ARCHIVETTES

Join us for the Scottish premiere of Megan Rossman’s documentary THE ARCHIVETTES.

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Canteen, 19:30 Start

THE ARCHIVETTES
Megan Rossman | USA 2019 | 
English | 61′ | N/C 12+

Scottish Premiere

In the 1970s Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded The Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York City. Over 40 years later the archive is the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and still flourishing. THE ARCHIVETTES chronicles their fascinating origin story and the continued fight to preserve history.

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This screening is a Relaxed Screening.

This event is part of the strand IT’S COMPLICATED.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

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nîpawistamâsowin: WE WILL STAND UP

Join us for the UK premiere of Tasha Hubbard’s documentary nîpawistamâsowin: WE WILL STAND UP.

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Event Space, 19:00 Start

nîpawistamâsowin: WE WILL STAND UP
Tasha Hubbard | Canada 2019 | English, Cree w. English subtitles | 98′ | N/C 12+ 

UK Premiere

In 2016 Colten Boushie, a young Cree man, was killed in Saskatchewan. nîpawistamâsowin: WE WILL STAND UP shines a light on the vast inequality and systemic racism within the Canadian legal system. Framed within Tasha Hubbard’s personal history, the piece reflects on the impact of colonialism and is hopeful for a better future.

The film is followed by a post-screening discussion.

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This event is part of the strand COLLECTIVE MEMORY: TRAUMA & NATION.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

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BORDERS

Join us for Apolline Traoré’s award-winning film BORDERS.

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Event Space, 16:30 Start

BORDERS
Apolline Traoré | Burkina Faso/France 2017 | 
French w. English subtitles | 91′ | N/C 18+

Directed by prolific filmmaker Apolline Traoré, BORDERS tells the story of four womxn travelling from Dakar to Lagos. The women form bonds through shared experiences and work together to assert their independence in a patriarchal society.

This event is part of the strand IT’S COMPLICATED.

 

Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

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Femspectives Opening 2020 | VAI

Come and celebrate the opening night of Femspectives 2020 – the second edition of Glasgow’s feminist film festival! We are opening with VAI, a portmanteau feature film made by nine Pacific filmmakers.

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19:00 Doors; 19:30 Start

VAI
Becs Arahanga, Amberley Jo Aumua, Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, Miria George, Ofa Guttenbeil, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Nicole Whippy, Sharon Whippy | New Zealand 2019 | 
Fijan, Tongan, Roviana, Samoan, Cook Islands Mãori, Niuean, English, Maori w. English subtitles | 91′ | N/C 12+

A delicate and empowering ensemble piece produced by 9 female Pacific directors and filmed in 7 different Pacific countries. VAI is a meditative exploration of disappearing traditions through the portrait of a young womxn’s journey through life, each played by a different indigenous actor. A celebration of female strength, connection and community.

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Tickets to this event are priced on a Pay What You Can basis from £0 to £8 (in £2 increments). You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! And, if you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please cancel your order or let us know so that it can be used by someone else. Click here for a rough guide to help you decide what you can afford to pay.

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Strand: AUTONOMY

The right to personal autonomy and self-determination is a central concern for activists and allies across feminist, queer and trans movements around the world.

And while some gains have been made in the past, these issues still persist:

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Strand: IT’S COMPLICATED

THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN_Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Violet Nelson_PhotoCredit-Experimental Forest Films, Violator Films

40 of the top 100 films at the U.S. box office in 2018 were led or co-led by womxn. That’s one of the findings of the Inclusion Initiative conducted at USC Annenberg. The study has examined gender and race on screen in popular films since 2007. In previous years this number hung somewhere between 20 and 33, so it seems that at last, we are moving in the right direction!

But what happens, when we look at who these actors portray? What are the leading roles offered to womxn? Are they mothers? Partners? Best friends?

IT’S COMPLICATED is trying to unpack this question and discuss the complex relationships among womxn on screen.

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