The last three decades have seen a systematic erosion of workers’ rights, with a deliberate undermining of trade unions, leading to a precarious, casualised labour force at the mercy of their employers. One way in which workers can fight back is by documenting unscrupulous working practices, and their opposition to them. Radical Film Network Scotland … Continue reading Fighting the Blacklist
This weekend the Radical Film Network Scotland hits Glasgow, and I’m going to be profiling some of the individuals and organisations involved. First up, Frances Higson, one of the festival’s organisers, who is well-known as a filmmaker and activist. Frances Higson had a successful career as a film producer, noted for her work with actor/director … Continue reading United We Will Film…Again
A guest blog by Chris Bartlett Glasgow Friends of MayDay (GFoMD) have run a festival around the International Workers’ Day in Glasgow for the last six years. This year we worked alongside the Radical Film Network (RFN) Festival ensuring a number of RFN events feature in our programme. Other events are also featured, in particular … Continue reading What to do on May Day?
A Guest Blog by Chelsea Birks Who am I? My name is Chelsea Birks and I’m a second year PhD student at the University of Glasgow. I’ve been involved with planning the 2016 RFN Festival and Unconference since the very beginning, and I’m incredibly excited to see it come to life over the May Day … Continue reading What is an Unconference?
Akram Zaatari is a crucial figure on the Lebanese art scene, both in his work with the non-profit making Arab Image Foundation, an invaluable archive of photos from the Arab World, and his own work, which is a complex meditation on the status of images. His current exhibition at The Common Guild, The End of … Continue reading Life During Wartime
The Photographic Work of Hashem el Madani Sometimes it’s great to discover the work of an artist or photographer whose work you’re unaware of, especially if it’s coming from the least expected places. Recently I discovered the work of Hashem el Madani, via Akram Zaatari, who has curated his photography as part of his … Continue reading The End of Time
The Radical Film Network Scotland is an innovative film festival being held in Glasgow over the course of the May Day weekend (29th Apr – 2nd May). It will host a range of films, filmmakers and activities exploring politics and filmmaking, in a variety of venues all over the city. The festival is an offshoot … Continue reading Radical Film Network Scotland