Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

Film Series: I am Kuba (2015) and For Ailsa (2015)

This month it is International Migrants Day.  Please join us to mark this occasion with another double-bill GRAMNet/BEMIS film series event.  We are proud to present For Ailsa, a film which commemorates the inspiring life and work of feminist economist Ailsa McKay, and, I am Kuba, a film set in Poland which depicts the story of two children left behind while their parents are forced to find work away from home when their family business goes bankrupt.  We invite you to stay for a post-show discussion.

I am Kuba (2015)

When the family business goes bankrupt Kuba (12) and Mikołaj’s (8) parents are forced to leave Poland to find work abroad. I am Kuba is a coming-of-age film about Kuba who must take care of his little brother while his parents are away. As times goes by, Kuba becomes a teenager and rejects the big responsibility on his young shoulders. His family is forced to make a life changing decision.

Kuba’s story is also the story about modern Europe. It is estimated that only in Poland more than 100,000 children are left by their parents who are forced to work abroad. I am Kuba is an intimate film about children growing up as ‘euro-orphans’. 

Director: Åse Svenheim Drivenes. Running time: 55 mins 


For Ailsa (2015)

for Ailsa

Professor Ailsa McKay was a feminist economist, who worked with others to evidence and articulate a radical economic model that recognises all work paid and unpaid. Ailsa died on the 5th March 2014.

This short film set out to record the impression Ailsa made on those who hardly knew nor worked with her, but who were captivated by her vision after hearing her speak. Ima Jackson will be present at the screening and will talk about links between Ailsa’s work, especially in terms of the impacts she made on policy and practice, and GRAMNet’s focus on migration, asylum and refugee issues.

Produced by Ima Jackson, Rachel Lowther and Anne-Marie Copestake. Running time: 20 mins

Doors open at 5.30pm. Screenings start at 6.00pm.

As usual, screenings are free and welcome to all (age restrictions apply) To guarantee a seat, tickets can be booked by visiting the CCA website or by calling +44 (0)141 352 4900.

Tickets must be collected from the CCA Box Office by 5.45pm, otherwise they will be released back into the system.




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