This selection of three shorts explores the notion of home, place and identity. From the land, buildings and skin in which we inhabit. These modern sketches bring us closer to understanding who we are.
Cartografi (2015, France/Scotland)
Dir. Valentina Bonizzi
Produced between 2012 and 2015 in Molise, Scotland and Paris, Cartographers registers the unprecedented role of cartography employed by a generation of Italians who experienced migration, whether physically or imaginatively, and the direct influence of World War II. Cartographic production is generally associated with power dynamics dictated from above. Cartographers instead is loaded with a different cartographic experience: the mapping of space and time operated from underneath, traced through the intimate and uncertain relief of memories and lived experience.
JUS SOLI (2015, UK)
Dir. SOMEBODY NOBODY
JUS SOLI is a latin phrase meaning "right of the soil". This beautiful short from London based filmmaking collective, SOMEBODY NOBODY, examines the Black British experience. Interrupting key events in Britain's recent history to question and probe the British psyche and attitude towards it's Black population, placing it in a wider context of what it means to be British.
Lights Out (2015, UK)
Dir. Chris Leslie
In Chris Leslie's most recent filmmaking project, he turns his attention to the Glasgow's Whitevale and Bluevale "Twin Towers" in the East End. Looking beyond their infamy and uncovering the psychogeographic relationship between tenant and space. 25% of Glasgow's high rise flats have been demolished in since 2006. When they were built in 1969 they were seen as the utopian answer to the city’s housing crisis. Forty-five years later they are a dystopian nightmare after years of crime and neglect. Lights Out is a short film that comprises of 4 years of documentation, timelapse recordings and audio interviews with the first and last residents of the Twin Towers in Glasgow prior to their demolition.
All filmmakers will be present for a brief Q+A following the films.
Co-presented with GRAMNet.