SCAT | Archive Film, Propaganda and Spanish Civil War

GLASGOW FILM THEATRE

SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER 7.10pm

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A unique and rare selection of documentary and propaganda films made during the Spanish Civil War. Special programme documenting the war from Catalonia and life in the republican side, as well as the Scottish volunteers that fought in the Spanish conflict.

To celebrate a new edition of SCAT / Scotland Catalan Film Festival, Cinemaattic collective gathers a special joint programme with rare films from Filmoteca de CatalunyaNational Libraries of Scotland Moving Image Archive and British Film Institute National Archive. The films will be introduced by David Archibald, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Filmoteca de Catalunya is the public institution responsible for the preservation and diffusion of Catalan film heritage.  With the aim of showing the world the diversity and wealth of their Film Preservation and Restoration Centre, Cinemaattic presents a special selection of their films put together with other hidden gems preserved by NLS and BFI.

Programme:

  • National Libraries of Scotland – Digital – 15min. Glasgow May Day 1937

Promotional film for the Clarion Film Society. Members are involved in the Glasgow May Day procession, filming the march for “fallen comrades” in the Spanish Civil War.

  • British Film Institute – 35mm. – 20min. – Behind Spanish Lines – Sidney Cole and Thorold Dickinson

While working for the major studios these British filmmakers also made left-wing documentary films about the Spanish Civil War. Behind Spanish Lines looks at life in the Republican zone

  • Filmoteca de Catalunya – DCP – 50min. – The Coastal Cork Makers (Laya Films, 1937) Spain up to date. Special Edition (Laya Films, 1937) Catalonia Martyr (Laya Films, 1938)

Laya Films was the Catalan Government’s production company during the Second Spanish Republic. Its documentaries were weapons in the fight against fascism.

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#SCAT18

Scotland Catalan Film Festival. A festival organised by Cinemaattic. Catalan productions have once again topped film festivals around the world and it’s time to gather some of those in Glasgow. CCA Glasgow, GFT and University of Glasgow host a new edition of SCAT18. The festival is supported by Institut Ramon Llull and Estrella Damm.

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