One of Scotland’s primary non-for-profit organisations, which aims to foster cross-cultural exchanges between Latin America and Scotland, has announced the programme of their online TraDigital Festival to take place 23rd
One of Scotland’s primary non-for-profit organisations, which aims to foster cross-cultural exchanges between Latin America and Scotland, has announced the programme of their online TraDigital Festival to take place 23rd to 27th July.
Featuring a number of filmmakers, artists and musicians from Latin American and Scottish backgrounds, the central theme of the festival will be “myth” and storytelling, with a particular focus on water and environmental awareness.
Audiences are invited to attend the online programs and donate to causes that support artists and creatives during these particularly challenging times. The full programme will be available via the ÚNA website for the duration of the festival.
Some of the protagonists of the 2020 edition festival include Scottish folk singers Karine Polwart and Chloe Steele; Colombian visual artist Venuz White; Scottish video artist Amanda Thompson; Argentinian music producer www.unafest.com; a collaboration between artists Gianine Tabja and Flora deBechi, from Peru and Scotland respectively; Brazilian Foli Grio Orquestra drummer Gregorio Carnevale, and many more. The films due to be screened are an engaging selection featuring documentaries and short-form fiction ranging in subject from climate change in Scotland to Indigenous traditions and cosmovisions from Mexico to Peru.
In close collaboration with COP26 Climate Fringe, ÚNA will provide an opportunity for participants and audiences to engage with the climate crisis and expand their environmental awareness. Artists are invited to present projects that tackle issues related to the creative properties of the natural world with a specific focus on water, highlighting the importance of nature through their creative processes. In addition to this, and in close reference to the aims established in the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, ÚNA aims to engage young audiences by creating an accessible and educational experience that will be available in the festival’s online archive.
23 (Thursday) 12:00 pm - 27 (Monday) 12:00 pm