Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

New UNESCO RILA Affiliate Artist: Mbizo Chirasha

In May 2020, Zimbabwean poet in exile Mbizo Chirasha joined our Affiliate Artist Network. Mbizo writes spoken word poetry, page poetry, essays, short and flash fiction, political commentaries, book reviews, … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Film Series: The Tower

Each year, in May, we programme a screening to commemorate Nakba Day. For this edition of the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series we selected The Tower by Mats Grorud, a moving animation … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Those Who Come, Will Hear

This month, the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series was inspired by English Language Day, celebrating the languages that bring us together as well as soon-to-be-forgotten languages and oral traditions. As our venue, … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Khartoum Offside

In March, we celebrate International Women’s Day and as part of our GRAMNet/BEMIS film series we are delighted to screen Khartoum Offside by Marwa Zein, an incredible documentary focusing on … Continue reading

March 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Of Love & Law

In February, we mark World Day of Social Justice with the screening of Of Love & Law, a documentary by Hikaru Toda. The screening will take place on Wednesday, 19 … Continue reading

February 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Four Parts of a Folding Screen: Directors’ Note

Four Parts of a Folding Screen is part of the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series 2019/2020. The screening takes place on 22 January 2020, from 6pm at CCA Glasgow followed by a … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Four Parts of a Folding Screen

Welcome to 2020, to a new year of challenges, struggles and victories! In January, we commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with another powerful, experimental documentary in the presence of the filmmakers: … Continue reading

January 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ready-made Tribute to Victims Cannot Replace Deep-seated Exchange of Looks

Article written by Elsa Gomis. One might set the beginning of the so-called migrant ‘crisis’ in the Mediterranean to October 3, 2013 when a boat carrying more than 360 people … Continue reading

January 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Compulsory Figures

This December is a busy month: UK elections, the winter holidays as well as International Migrants Day. We believe this day is a very important occasion to appreciate and celebrate … Continue reading

December 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Destierros

It’s November – it’s International Day for Tolerance! We celebrate and raise awareness for the importance of tolerance, understanding and kindness amidst conflict and extremism. Our pick for this occasion … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · 1 Comment