As racist, xenophobic sentiment proliferates in mainstream dialogue around Brexit and the question of migrant labour in general in the U.K., this screening will focus on the role of collective filmmaking as a tool of resistance to the dominant narrative.
Cinenova and LUX Scotland are pleased to present two videos from a trilogy of works made by the Women and the Law Collective in 1986, Lai Ngan Walsh’s ‘Who Takes the Rap – Immigration’ and Deborah Hall’s ‘The Life and Hard Times of Susie P Winklepicker’.
The event will look at the differing approaches taken by these filmmakers to document the effects of the UK legal system upon women and people of colour, and asks what role film and video has played, and still performs, in activist and organising spaces.
Charlotte Procter and Ash Reid (current and former members of the Cinenova volunteer committee) will introduce the works and host a discussion after the screening, expanding on the works presented to consider the relationship between moving image, activism and modes of resistance.
This event is a collaboration between Cinenova, Glasgow Women’s Library and LUX Scotland with support from the Hope Scott Trust.
Cinenova is a volunteer-run charity preserving and distributing the work of feminist film and video makers. Cinenova was founded in 1991 following the merger of two feminist film and video distributors, Circles and Cinema of Women, each formed in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Cinenova currently distributes over 300 titles that include artists’ moving image, experimental film, narrative feature films, documentary and educational videos made from the 1920s to the late 1990s. The thematics in these titles include oppositional histories, representation of gender, race, sexuality, and other questions of difference and importantly the relations and alliances between these different struggles.
Cinenova offers access to an extensive archive and advice relating to moving image work directed by film & video makers who identify as women, transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non–binary. Cinenova is informed by its history as a key resource in the UK independent film distribution sector and internationally. The Cinenova committee oversees the ongoing work of distribution and preservation, as well as special projects that seek to question the conditions of the organisation.
Ticket to this event are free, but must be reserved via Eventbrite here.