Feminist Economics Football: A Cooperative Game

10aug8:00 pm10:00 pmFeminist Economics Football: A Cooperative GameFilm screeningBat Lab, Batson Street, Glasgow, G42 8SL8:00 pm - 10:00 pm OrganiserGAMIS (Glasgow Artists' Moving Image Studios SCIO)ThemeLGBTQIA+

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Short film by Feminist Exchange Network documenting a football match played between 3 teams: Degrowth, Decolonisation and Climate Action. Part of the Govanhill International Film Festival.

About this event

Feminist Economics Football: A Cooperative Game

This short film documents a football match that took place on Cathkin Park in June 2021, filmed by Emma Bowen. The match was played between 3 teams: Degrowth, Decolonisation and Climate Action, all aiming to form allegiances rather than beat the other teams. It was a playful way of looking at the intersection of these struggles and how a truly feminist approach to economics can’t function without all of these things being taken into account.

The match was played on a hexagonal pitch (as devised by the original anarchist players of co-operative football in the 1960s) with hexagonal football strips upcycled by artist Mandy Roberts. But the footballers re-wrote the rules of the game, thinking collectively about how they would play together and what each team might offer the others. The idea was to “bring something” to the other teams rather than to score a goal against them. After discussing the intersection of their causes and struggles. Players deciding to get rid of their goalies after the first third and introduce a second ball in the final third of the match

Feminist Economics Football was created by artists Ailie Rutherford, Sapna Agarwal and Mandy Roberts for Feminist Exchange Network in July 2021

Funded by Glasgow Communities Fund and Stop Climate Chaos and supported by Govanhill Baths


Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story

A Film by Beth Stephens with Annie Sprinkle

Language: English

Duration: 70 minutes

Stephens and Sprinkle, two ecosexuals in love, raise performance art hell in West Virginia to help save the region from mountaintop removal destruction. This film, chronicles their love, activism, and struggle to save their family home, climaxing with their wedding to the Appalachian Mountains.

About Feminist Exchange Network:

Feminist Exchange Network explore ways of putting feminist economics into practice in our local community. We work collaboratively using art as a way to test out new types of currency, build community exchange networks and challenge the norms of capitalism.

We ran the Swap Market exchange space on Victoria Road in Govanhill from 2018-2020 and are continuing to work in the local area and beyond on projects that connect feminism with the need for a different type of economy, one that cares for people and the planet.


All films programmed by GAMIS (Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios) and various community partners as part of Govanhill International Festival and Carnival 2021.

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.


Pay what you can – see the Matchbox Cineclub / SQIFF guide on what pay.


What is the Bat. Lab.? The Batson Street Laboratory or Bat. Lab. is a new experimental open-air screening space adjacent to the historic Govanhill Picture House, 49 Bankhall St, Glasgow G42 8SW built from a shipping container and recycled planters supported by Glasgow City Council’s Animating Spaces Fund and built by the Govanhill Baths Up Hub.



(Tuesday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Bat Lab

Batson Street, Glasgow, G42 8SL