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The second edition of Scotland's premier film festival celebrating the work of female directors, with a small but meaty programme of features and shorts.
The festival is based around three themes - It’s Complicated (a deep-dive into the complex and nuanced experiences of the relationships womxn have with one another), Collective Memory: Trauma & Nation (stories that explore the power of memory) and Autonomy (films of different personal struggles, enquiring into what happens when the right to self-determination is reclaimed). It includes work by filmmakers from Burkina Faso, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Kenya and Germany.
The festival runs from 20 to 23 February.
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Johnina gets revenge on her childhood abuser and the community that enabled him, with the help of a duck.
Young women discuss race and gender inequality.
A woman waits to meet her ex for the first time since their break-up.
A documentary which reflects on the connections between historical resistance and the current political landscape. It amplifies the voices of politically engaged womxn and fosters hope for solidarity and inclusion.
In a small fishing town on the West Coast of Scotland a young Asian woman must decide whether to leave home and family for a new life in South America.
A documentary about a learning centre where women hoping to find domestic work abroad prepare themselves what for what lies ahead - including homesickness and potential abuse.
An exploration of issues around abortion, based on real-life interview recordings.
Story of Ren, the first out transgirl to compete in the Little Miss Westie Pageant. Coaching her through the competition is her older brother Luca, who previously took part in the pageant when he lived as a girl.
Documentary about the lasting trauma of female genital mutilation and the filmmaker's reconstructive journey.
In 2016 Colten Boushie, a young Cree man, was killed in Saskatchewan. This documentary explores the case and shines a light on the vast inequality and systemic racism within the Canadian legal system.
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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