Glasgow Film Festival 2011

A strand celebrating Gaelic contributions to filmmaking alongside work showcasing other small indigenous communities from around the world, this collection of films demonstrates that many of the issues faced by such communities are the same the world over. Look out for other events accompanying these films - many of them are free and they provide a great opportunity to get in closer touch with Gaelic culture.

View other Glasgow Film Festival Films by strand: Best Of British, Beyond Bollywood, European Cinema, Fashion In Film, FrightFest, Galas, Ginger Rogers Retrospective, Great Scots, It's a Wonderful World, Meryl Streep Retrospective, Music and Film, Out of the Past, Short Film Festival, Stranger Than Fiction, Superheroes in Glasgow, The Stasi Are Among Us, The State Of Independents, Youth Film Festival

The Guga Hunters Of Ness The Guga Hunters Of Ness
The Guga Hunters Of Ness and Qimmit: A Clash Of Two Truths
Before Tomorrow (Le Jour avant le lendemain) (Country: Canada; Year: 2008; Director: Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu; Writer: Susan Avingaq, Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu, Jørn Riel; Stars: Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Madeline Ivalu, Paul-Dylan Ivalu, Mary Qulitalik, Tumasie Sivuarapik), Official Site
A wise old woman fights to survive impossible circumstances with her young grandson in the Canadian arctic.
The Guga Hunters Of Ness (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Mike Day), Official Site
A documentary following ten men from the Isle of Lewis as they cross treacherous seas on their annual trip to harvest young gannets.
Qimmit: A Clash Of Two Truths (Country: Canada; Year: 2010; Director: Ole Gjerstad)
An exploration into the mystery of sled dog disappearances in the Arctic, believed by many Inuit to be an act of sabotage against their way of life.

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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