Our Entangled Rebellions

07dec7:30 pm10:00 pmOur Entangled RebellionsA galvanising short film programme where resistance to bodily and ecological violence is focused through queerness, Afrofuturism, and ecofeminism. OrganiserTake One ActionCentre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeCultural, Arts & SocialThemeClimate Justice,Communication & Storytelling,Community,Disability Justice,LGBTQIA+,Nature & Biodiversity,Racial & Migrant Justice,Science

Event Details

A galvanising short film programme where resistance to bodily and ecological violence is focused through queerness, Afrofuturism, and ecofeminism.

Pop-punk from atop the detritus of colonialism. Queer anger as answer to extractive killing machines. An Indigenous rebirth ritual, threading the hopes of people with the land. A speculative conversation with a traumatised tree; the parallel lives of endometriosis and the Japanese knotweed. In these entangled rebellions, resistance to violence is embodied through mutually enlivening lenses: queerness, Afrofuturism, ecofeminism. Whispering, shouting, refusing, and demanding, they all call for revolt.

Beyond the screen: Feel these rebellions take shape with a reading of original work by Eilidh Akilade (The Skinny, Dazed, Fringe of Colour), shaped in response to the programme.


A film still from 'Terra Mater'. A close up of two people embracing. The scene is dimly lit, and only one of the people has their face turned to the camera. This person wears a mask, decorated with reflective jewels, feathers, pearls and paints. They wear a feather headdress. The back of the other person's head is visible, and they have short curly hair. Five people stand on a landscape covered in rubbish. They are each wearing orange and brown workwear, and they carry hessian sacks. The two leftmost people wear helmets which are decorated with plastic and metal waste materials that appear like antennae.

Terra Mater
(Kantarama Gahigiri, 2023, UK, 10min)

An Afrofuturist visual poem on colonial extractivism; a message of anger delivered from atop a rubbish heap.



Ava Mocoi, The Twins
(Luiza Calagian & Vinicius Toro, 2022, Brazil/Cuba, 15min)

On the border between Brazil and Paraguay, the Guarani Indigenous people perform a baptism ritual to renew the cycle of nature.




(April Lin, 2021, UK, 10min)

A sensorial and speculative dialogue with a new species of climate-resilient tree, developed by April Lin 林森 in conversation with ecologist Dr. NaliniNadkarni.



There’s Not Much We Can Do
(Erica Monde, 2022, UK, 19min)

An ecofeminist, personal essay documentary about endometriosis and the invasive Japanese Knotweed.



Flores del otro PatioA film still from 'Flores del otro Patio'. A close up of a person wearing a headress made of artificial fuschia flowers and green foliage. They are backlit by neon blue light. They have a dark, full beard. Their face is painted with blue and white shimmering waves, and they wear fake eyelashes. Their arm that is closest to the camera in raised above their head.

(Jorge Cadena, 2022, Colombia, Switzerland, 16min)

Queer Colombian activists stage a bold, dangerous disruption at a coal mining press conference.


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(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD