Who Is Europe? is a documentary in three acts, commissioned by CoHERE. Shot in Germany, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Serbia and the UK the film questions what Europe is, who ‘belongs’, and what the significance of the past is for contemporary social and political realities. It uses a split-screen technique to explore contrasts and dissonances through a poetics of juxtaposition that highlights the tensions between and contests over the different cultures, experiences and understandings of Europe today.
Followed by an in-conversation event touching on European identity, media representation of migration, and the border zone with filmmaker Ian McDonald, Teresa Piacentini (University of Glasgow), researcher, teacher and activist and Pinar Aksu, human rights activist and Development Officer at Maryhill Integration Network.
This screening will be captioned for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences and the post-film discussion will be BSL interpreted.
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.