We are delighted to be hosting two filmmaker masterclasses this year in association with TakeOneAction Film Festival. Both masterclasses are completely free to attend.
Everyday Rebellion (screening times at the bottom of the page) is a documentary about modern and creative forms of non-violent protest and civil disobedience.
“A cheerful and intelligent film, serious and worthwhile but still humorous,
proving it is the smaller, more personal stance that may ultimately make the bigger difference.”
(Damon Wise, The Guardian)
Arash’s films The Souvenirs of Mr. X in cooperation with ARTE and ORF, multi award winning Exile Family Movie. Mississippi and For a Moment, Freedom produced by Wegafilm and Les Films du Losange have won more than 50 international awards.
Arash will be discussing his background and the genesis of Everyday Rebellion. The journey from initial idea to the actual film and online platform with a live demonstration. From traditional, linear documentary to trans-media adventure, what are the challenges and realisations? (presskit)
We Are Many is the story of the biggest protest in history, and how it changed the world. On February 15th the streets of 800 cities around the world to try to avert the war against Iraq. Some estimated the numbers were as high as 30 million people.
This is the inspiring story of how a handful of activists created a global movement on a completely unprecedented scale, and how that movement left an unexpected impact on the social and political landscape. In 2003, over 15 million people marched through
In films that have received critical acclaim, Amirani has covered the life and death of Concorde, the strange world of awards and awards ceremonies, Jimi Hendrix’s house in London, music under Apartheid, the arms trade with Will Self, sex change in Iran, and the horrors of chemical warfare in the Iran-Iraq war.
Amir will be discussing his hugely experienced background and what it is to combine filmmaking and activism. He will also be talking specifically about this virtuous circle: a movement which happened 10 years ago inspired a film which is now inspiring people to embrace some form of activism…
FILM SCREENING TIMES:
EDINBURGH FRI 19 SEP, 8:30 PM – 10:45 PM, UK PREMIERE, FILMHOUSE (filmmaker Q&A)
GLASGOW SAT 20 SEP, 7:30 PM, CCA (filmmaker Q&A)
EDINBURGH FRI 26 SEP, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, FILMHOUSE (without Q&A)
WE ARE MANY
GLASGOW FRI 26 SEP, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, GFT (filmmaker Q&A)
EDINBURGH SAT 27 SEP, 8:20 PM – 10:15 PM, FILMHOUSE (filmmaker Q&A)
EDINBURGH FRI 3 OCT, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM, FILMHOUSE (without Q&A)