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NEW VENUE
Take One Action Film Festival
Golden Dawn Girls

Sun 16 September 2018

Please note, this event will move to The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU.

Following the fire at Glasgow School of Art and the O2 ABC music venue, the Centre for Contemporary Arts remains within the cordoned area in Garnethill. At this time, there is no set date for re-entry, and we expect to remain closed for the duration of September.

We are working with our programme partners who had scheduled events throughout this period. Details of new venues and cancellations are here.

A captivating and unsettling look at one of Europe’s most prominent far-right parties – through the eyes of its leading ladies.

Extremist nationalism is gaining ground in many parts of the world, especially in Greece, where EU-imposed austerity and recent influxes of refugees have brought tensions to a head. While many may prefer to look away, director Håvard Bustnes focuses his cameras on the country’s far-right Golden Dawn party, at a particularly explosive time in its volatile history. With most of its 18 (male) MPs imprisoned, accused of overseeing organised criminal activity, their wives, mothers and daughters stepped in to fill the vacuum and lead the party.

Through interviews that often catch his protagonists off guard, Bustnes builds a candid portrait of a closely-guarded political family. Their conversations, evasions and confrontations offer thought-provoking and necessary insight into what fuels contemporary extremist politics.

BEYOND THE SCREEN:
Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action, as we explore the dialogues that could help re-shape immigration rhetoric in Europe.

(Håvard Bustnes, Norway, 2017, 95mins, Greek & English with English subtitles)

Screening with: Untravel (Neputovanja) (Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr., Serbia, Slovak Republic, 2018, 10mins)