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Glasgow Film Festival will this year feature Welcome To, a programme of films and events, with a focus on Black Scottish films, filmmakers and history, from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 March. Programmed by Tomiwa Folorunso and Natasha Ruwona.

“Our strand ‘Welcome To’ aims to challenge the belief that black people are not/can not be present in Scotland - temporally, metaphorically or ancestrally. This film programme’s focus is one part of an attempt to collate some of the many contributions made by Black people in Scotland, as well as bringing to the forefront the presences of those who have and do walk the land.

Whilst Natasha has led on the film curation, Tomiwa has led on the programme of events. We realised very quickly that although we would love to programme a full strand featuring the work of Black Scottish filmmakers or films made in Scotland by Black filmmakers, that wasn’t necessarily possible. So, we decided to celebrate the work that does exist, commission and collaborate with Black artists and creatives working in Scotland, and work with the GFF Industry team to open these conversations to both the industry and the public.”

This programme is accompanied by commissioned and curated pieces which can be viewed by clicking here.

We have a limited number of free and discounted tickets available for this programme. Please email Tomiwa and Natasha to request.


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