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Diasporic Daydreams: Storytelling, Solidarity and Survival in our films

  • CCA Glasgow 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, Scotland, G2 3JD United Kingdom (map)
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What do our films tell us about living through trauma? How can film be used as a tool to healing ourselves and the world?

Join us for a showcase of short films by and about Arab and North African womxn living in diaspora, followed by a discussion with writer Sumaya Kassim. Films include Bayan Dahdah’s latest short, Shishbarak, which explores intergenerational conflict; a film-interview by Georgette Keane about her mother’s experiences of immigration; an animated film by Alia Hijaab, which follows a displaced Syrian woman; and the documentary ‘The Museum Will Not Be Decolonised’ by Sumaya Kassim and Arwa Aburawa.

This event will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Art’s Cinema. Tickets can be purchased here.

Access: The films are in English language with English language subtitles. All areas of the venue are accessible to those with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. Large print and Arabic language versions of our printed programme will be available throughout the Festival. A free quiet space will be available throughout the duration of the Festival - more about the quiet space can be found here. You can read our access information here, or the venue’s full access statement here. Our ticketing system operates on a ‘pay what you can’ basis - read more about that here.

Earlier Event: March 9
Creative Writing Workshop
Later Event: March 9
3000 Nights Screening