New Masculinities / Nuevas Masculinidades
Short Film Programme
5 Ibero-American short films that seek to explore changing notions of masculinity, expose patterns that must be left behind and celebrate diversity and different perspectives because being a man is not a one-size-fits-all concept.
When: Wednesday 6 December 2023 (Doors open at 19.00, starts 19.30)
Where: CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street,Glasgow G2 3JD
When: Saturday 16 December 2023 – Doors open at 7:00 Screen starts at 7:30
Where: Where: St Peter’s Church – Lutton Pl, Newington, EH8 9PE, Edinburgh
Craigmillar Film Club (Free admission):
When: Wednesday 6 December 2023 (17.45)
Where: Craigmillar Library (101 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH16DS)
Navigating masculinity in the 21st century involves redefining traditional gender roles, embracing diversity, and challenging outdated stereotypes. Programming a collection of short films that explore changing notions of masculinity is a powerful and innovative way to engage with and challenge the violent and toxic traditions of patriarchy.
We encourage a deeper exploration of the themes presented in the films. This programme could provide a platform for open dialogue about masculinity and contribute to promoting healthier, more inclusive definitions.
The films in our selection will cover topics such as embracing emotional intelligence to express one’s feelings and accepting others to do the same, challenging toxic masculinity to foster healthy relationships, rejecting violence and promoting empathy, and celebrating diversity and different perspectives.
Being a man in the 21st century is not a one-size-fits-all concept; it is about breaking free from outdated expectations, fostering positive relationships, and embracing a diverse and evolving understanding of masculinity. It’s a journey of self-discovery, empathy, and continual growth.
Short Films Selection.
Vienen las grietas / Cracks Will Come.
Daniel Mateo Vallejo / Colombia, Netherlands / 18 mins
Nature is beckoning to Keisi. At their job at a stiff, sterile art gallery, a photo exhibit mirrors their longing for escape. Sensuous, vivid and liberating, Vienen las grietas explores identity and the way in which arts institutions both appropriate and negate queer expression.
Javier Pereira / Spain / 20 mins
Alba wakes up one morning with two men. Something happened the night before, but she doesn’t remember anything. Just a strange feeling that she can’t define.
Um Caroço de Abacate / And Avocado Pit
Ary Zara / Portugal / 19 mins
Larissa, a trans woman, and Cláudio, a cis man, meet one night, in the streets of Lisbon. Two people, two realities, who dance their differences away till morning light. In challenge, in surprise, in awe and in recognition. An empowering story, free from violence and filled with light and hope for the better days yet to come.
Ave / Bird
Ana Cristina Barragan / Ecuador, Spain / 23 mins
Gathered in a shelter in an Ecuadorian forest, adolescent victims of sex trafficking take their tentative first steps in their newly recovered lives.
Millor la llengua / Sour Candy
Mar Pawlowsky / Spain / 14 mins
Roc (13) and Sara (14) have arranged to meet through an app. Although they have previously discussed all they’ll be doing, they both feel nervous and unsure on how to proceed. Under pressure to lose their virginity, Roc and Sara meet at an abandoned farm on the outskirts of the city. They have decided to stop being children and become adults.