Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland
Next Wednesday 14 December 2016 GRAMNet and BEMIS will celebrate International Migrants Day with a screening of the film Beats of the Antonov. This amazing film, by director hajooj kuka, is an inspiring portrayal of how creativity is integral to identity, community and belonging.
Documentary: Sudan (2015)
Director: hajooj kuka
Running time: 57 mins
Arabic with English subtitles
Sudan has been in an almost constant state of civil war since it achieved independence in 1956, and it split into a pair of sovereign states in 2011. Today, on the border between the two, Russian-made Antonov planes indiscriminately drop bombs on settlements in the Nuba Mountains below. Yet, incredibly, the people of the Blue Nile respond to adversity with music, singing and dancing to celebrate their survival. Beats of the Antonov explores how music binds a community together, offering hope and a common identity for refugees engaged in a fierce battle to protect cultural traditions and heritage from those trying to obliterate them.
Doors open at 5.30pm. Screenings start at 6.00pm.
As usual, screenings are free and welcome to all (age restrictions may apply). To guarantee a seat please come early, as tickets are on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.