Democracy: Uncensored

Sunday 5 November 2023
15:00 – 17:00

Civic House
26 Civic Street
Glasgow, G4 9RH

This screening event explores the meanings of democracy centring films from Cuba and Chile.

In a post-screening discussion, Directors of the Havana Glasgow Film Festival, Eirene Houston and Hugo Rivalta, and freelance audio and video producer Gill Davies discuss the themes explored in the films in relation to democracy. According to the UN, democracy provides an environment that respects human rights and fundamental freedoms, and in which the freely expressed will of people is exercised.

But what is the impact of media and technology on democracy?

This event is curated by Havana Glasgow Film Festival.

Included in this programme:

Grenada: The Takeoff of a Dream

Rigoberto Lopez | Cuba 1983 | 30m | Spanish with English closed captions

This film explores the history and the real reasons behind the controversial construction of the airport at Point Salinas, Grenada in the 1980s. The film was made by the Cubans to refute President Reagan’s manufactured charges that Grenada was being turned into a Soviet/Cuban client.

Three Short Films about Chile

Michael Chanan | Chile 2011 | 34m | Spanish with English closed captions

The films include ‘Homage’ which explores the history of the cable cars operating in Valparaiso; ‘Community’ which focuses on a community television channel in Población La Victoria, a barrio in Santiago; and ‘Protest’ which looks at the student protest movement in Chile.

Curated by Havana Glasgow Film Festival.

Note: Films will be shown online and in-person, the discussion will only take place in person

Tickets – pay what you can £0/2/4/6/8

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