Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

GRAMNet Film Series Launch Event

Wednesday 15th October 2014
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD
Doors open 5.30pm, screening starts 6.00pm

We are very excited to be launching GRAMNet’s annual Film Series this month with a very special double-bill screening…

The Film Series launch welcomes you along with members of GRAMNet and BEMIS Scotland to introduce the world premier of Pieter van der Houwen’s ‘Multicultural Homecoming’ as well as Basharat Khan‘s excellent ‘Future Memory in Red Road’.

The audience is warmly invited to join us in the CCA cafe following the screening to continue our informal discussion session over some refreshments and light snacks.

The screening is free of charge and everyone is welcome.
To guarantee a seat, tickets can be booked by visiting the CCA website: http://www.cca-glasgow.com. Tickets must be collected from the CCA Box Office by 5.45pm, otherwise they will be released back into the system.

Multicultural Homecoming
Directed by Pieter van der Houwen (2014)

Multicultural Homecoming option A

2014 is the year of Scotland: The Commonwealth Games, the Referendum, the Homecoming. All eyes have turned to this land of history and culture, stories and tradition. This is an opportunity for the Scots from all backgrounds to showcase that they are proud to live in Scotland, land of welcome. This documentary, shot during the Multicultural Homecoming 2014 initiated by BEMIS and the Scottish Government, shares an illustration beyond the clichés and makes us discover and celebrate the Heart of Scotland as a multicultural tapestry, a meshing of dances, music, sports and food. It gives the opportunity to reflect on notions such as identity and home where nationality is not a question of borders but it is a question of where the heart is.

Future Memory in Red Road
Commissioned by GRAMNet and Street Level Photoworks
Filmed by Basharat Khan (2013)

Future Memory in Red Road still (1)

2013, leading to a unique public event in May 2013 at the Red Road flats, North Glasgow.

The project was a collaboration that involved artists, academics, ex-residents of the flats and primary school, FE and University students in a series of creative workshops exploring the history of the Red Road Flats and the bond between memory, home and place.

The event included a sound-scape projected out from speakers located within the skeletal steel framework of 10/20/30 Petershill Court – offering the ultimate ghetto blaster! Photographic portraits were installed on fencing and garage doors and multi-coloured fabric sheets formed part of the visual interventions on the day.

Download our brochure here: GRAMNet Film Series Booklet 2014-15.

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