Owning our Future: Film Shorts Premiere and Discussion

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Date(s) - 25/03/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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We are pleased to be premiering two of the films coming out of our recent creative programmes, in partnership with The Stove Network. This will be followed by a short panel discussion on Zoom.

Community Land Scotland and Reel to Real Cinema At Home Present
Owning our Future: Film Shorts Premiere
Thursday, 25thMarch 2021
Watch live HERE from 7pm
REGISTER HERE for the post-film discussion 7.30-8.30pm


Each film has been created during the past year for Community Land Scotland, documenting stories of people, place and ownership across the country. Both films will go live at 7pm, and will be followed by a glittering celebration – or as glittery as we can manage in the present times! – live on ZOOM.

We will be joined for our post-film discussion by each of the filmmakers, Alasdair Satchel, Colin Tennant and Dr Saskia Coulson, alongside Morven Gibson of South West Mull and Iona Development, and Linsay Chalmers of Community Land Scotland.

The Films

Owning our Future 
Alasdair Satchel

Owning Our Future from Community Land Scotland looks at how community land owning trusts and their communities have coped with the pandemic. CLS placed artists in 5 different trusts to consult the people about the current situation and how they think the community ownership model offers a means of response to an evolving situation.  This film gives voice to the perspectives of the trusts, leading thinkers in the field, the artists and the communities themselves.  Footage for this film has been sourced from community members and the artists in light of the pandemic.

Alasdair Satchel is a podcaster, film and theatre maker based on the Isle of Mull.  For more info please visit alsatch.com or whatwedointhewinter.com

Stories of Radical Landownership 
Coulson and Tennant

Over the last six-months, artists Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant have worked with three Community Trusts across Scotland, Bridgend Farmhouse in Edinburgh, North Harris Trust and South West Mull & Iona Development Trust. The aim of this collaboration was to capture stories of radical landownership using photographs, film and audio recordings. The project allowed for some incredibly open and passionate conversations about contemporary land ownership both for the individual and community. This film is part of the culmination of work created during this project.

Coulson and Tennant (Dr Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant) are an award-winning artist partnership who develop projects through a lens-based practice, combining genres of documentary and fine art. For more info please visit https://wearectproductions.com

How to Watch

The two films will be made available to watch here from 7pm on Thursday, 25thMarch.

We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place using ZOOM at 7.30pm, please register in advance here

For more information contact katie@thestove.org