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Glasgow Film Festival will this year feature What Stories Shall We Tell? A programme of films with a focus on Black cinema, filmmakers and history, from Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 March. Programmed by Tomiwa Folorunso and Natasha Ruwona.


'As curators/programmers there is sometimes a pressure to justify the selection of the films you choose, and do not choose. In an attempt to release ourselves of that pressure, and to not be constricted to one theme alone, we asked ourselves and each other, ‘what stories shall we tell?’

Good stories that are truthful and imaginative. Stories made by Black filmmakers and stories that speak to Black experiences. Stories about love and family. Stories about decisions and consequences. Stories that encourage us to critique everyday norms. Stories that inspire us. Stories that feel joyful. Stories that we get lost in. These are the stories we shall tell.'

Words by Tomiwa Folorunso and Natasha Ruwona

The three feature-length titles in this programme (Burning an Illusion, Farewell Armor and The Prison in Twelve Landscapes), will all be preceded by a short film

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