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SQIFF 2019 Opening Night Shorts

Welcome to the fifth episode of our new podcast series.

In this episode, we meet Dmitry Vilensky & Nikolay Oleynikov, two members of Russian art collective Chto Delat, whose collaboration emerged in a performative protest against the militarisation of St Petersburg; Helen Wright discusses Scottish Queer International Film Festival, and this year's programme which aims to address intersections of religion, race and disability; János Lang introduces Ando Glaso, and describes how Roma communities have always been entertainers, picking up and transforming local cultures; and Tamara Van Strijthem & Kirsty Somerville offer their highlights of this year's Take One Action Film Festival, and discuss the balance of addressing hard issues and empowering people to take action in their communities.


Dmitry Vilensky & Nikolay Oleynikov, Chto Delat - (47s)
Helen Wright, SQIFF - (15m 39s)
János Lang, Ando Glaso - (29m 28s)
Tamara Van Strijthem & Kirsty Somerville, Take One Action - (37m 56s)

Where to listen

You can listen to our podcast on this page, via Soundcloud, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple iTunes and Google Podcasts.

About the podcast

Across this series, Gareth K Vile (Theatre Editor of The List Magazine, who also blogs wild critical theory here) chats to some of the amazing people who make, produce and contribute to our programme: from artists, curators and programmers, to community organisers and social clubs. We'll take a deep dive into exhibitions, gigs, performances and events - exploring the ideas and ethos that underpin our approach to programming and how you can get involved.

Thank you to everyone who took part and to Unclassed Media & Sunny Govan Community Radio - listen live here.