Category: Screening

SMHAF & Document: No Place For A Rebel

Document are proud to team with Take One Action to present the UK premiere of Ariadne Asimakopoulos and Maartje Wegdam’s No Place For A Rebel (2017) at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017. Sixteen years after rebels abducted him as a child, Opono Opondo returns home to Uganda as a veteran soldier. Now he has to re-adapt to civil society at large, and also to his family and community. No Place For A Rebel is the quietly moving portrait of a man with scars that are still healing.

Directors Ariadne Asimakopoulos and Maartje Wegdam will be in attendance for a discussion on issues raised by the film, joined by Yasmin Al-Hadithi (Highlight Arts), Mohamed Omar (Mental Health Foundation) and Tawona Sithole (Seeds of Thought Poetry Glasgow).


No Place For A Rebel screens at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, 3pm on Sunday 15 October. More details can be found here.

Buy tickets here or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

Mental Health Foundation (UK) also co-present We’ll Be Alright during Document’s festival weekend 19-22/10.

Screening 05/11: Action Kommandant

This Saturday, we team with our good friends Africa In Motion Film Festival for a special screening of Action Kommandant (Nadine Angel Cloete, 2016). Action Kommandant is the untold story of the South-African anti-apartheid freedom fighter, Ashley Kriel. Known as the ‘Che Guevara’ of Cape Town’s notorious Cape Flats, Kriel became an icon of the 1980s youth resistance before being murdered by apartheid police at the age of twenty. Through a mix of animated sequences, previously unreleased archival footage, and intimate testimony from family, comrades, and his closest friends, this captivating biopic offers a necessary confrontation with South Africa’s fraught past that finds particular relevance today as a new generation of young activists – both in South Africa and beyond – demand historical redress.

This screening is part of AiM’s newly inaugurated documentary competition, sponsored by Scottish Documentary Institute, which aims to encourage and support young and talented African filmmakers. The winner is selected by their jury of acclaimed film practitioners and academics and will be announced after the screenings on the second day. The audience will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite film with the Audience Award winner announced on AiM’s website at the end of the festival.


Action Kommandant | 05/11 | 8pm | CCA Glasgow |  Tickets here, or by phone: 0141 352 4900.