A film by Dasa Raimanova
Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 18:30hr - 20:30hr
Cuisine has long been a meeting ground for passion and politics in the case of Palestine. Resistance Recipes is a doc composed of several stories examining culinary and agricultural projects inspired by resistance. Personal and political insights accompany an account of independent eco-farming, a look at women’s farming and marketing cooperative as well as a discussion of a buy-local initiative.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film director Dasa Raimanova.
Dasa Raimanova is originally from Slovakia, is a London based freelance filmmaker. She graduated with BA in Film, Video and Interactive Arts at Middlesex University. Her work explores socio-political topics as well as her interest in political characters without capital P.
Her short documentary “1 Squat, 28 people, 10 dogs, 6 cats & a mum’s visit” got nominated for best doc at the Portobello Film Festival and her most recent success is ‘Resistance Recipes’, a food and farming themed documentary highlighting the everyday struggles of Palestinians in the West Bank. The film has been selected for the London, Bristol and Toronto Palestine Film Festivals.
Before moving to the UK, Dasa used to study Biological Anthropology in Austria, and France and spent two years in India learning the art of Bharata Natyam – South Indian traditional dance.
Apart from film and photography related work, Dasa is involved in various independent activists and arts collectives regularly organising political direct actions and cultural events stretching from alternative fashion shows to prisoners support benefits. www.dasaraimanova.com
This event is part of 25 UK-wide simultaneous screenings organised as part of the Radical Film Network Unconference in Glasgow.
The aim of these events is to generate support, solidarity and awareness about the devastating issues facing Palestinian farmers and food producers in the ongoing Middle East conflict. As well as providing an opportunity to build a network of groups and organisations keen to use film as a tool to develop awareness and grow community cohesion around important social justice issues.
Read more about the 2016 RFN Festival & Unconference here:- http://www.radicalfilmnetwork.com/glasgow-29-april-2-may-2016.html
Read more about the Camcorder Guerrillas here:- https://camcorderguerillas.wordpress.com
Tickets: £3 at the door