Harud

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Sat 12 Jul - 19:30 | £5
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 - 45 High Street

Director: Aamir Bashir
Country: India
Language:  Hindi and Urdu with English subtitles
Length: 99 mins
Genre:  Drama
Year: 2010
Rating: 15

Rafiq and his family are struggling to come to terms with the loss of his older brother Tauqir, a tourist photographer, who is one of the thousands of young men who have disappeared, since the onset of the militant insurgency in Kashmir. Until one day when he accidentally finds his brother's old camera.

Sleepwalking Through the Mekong

Sat 12 Jul - 16:00 | £5
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 - 45 High Street

Director: John Pirozzi
Country: Cambodia
Language:  Khmer and English with English subtitles
Length: 68 mins
Genre:  Documentary | Musical
Year: 2007
Rating: 15

We follow Los Angeles based band Dengue Fever on their recent journey to Cambodia to perform 60s and 70s Cambodian rock n' roll in the country where it was created and very nearly destroyed. More than a rockumentary, the film serves up a portrait of modern Cambodia as the band tours through Phnom Penh and beyond.

Love in India

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Fri 11 Jul - 19:30 | £5
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 - 45 High Street

Director: Qaushiq Mukherjee
Country: India 
Language:  Various with English subtitles
Length: 91 mins
Genre: Documentary | Drama 
Year: 2009 
Rating: 18

In this personal journey, Q travels across India to openly discuss love, sex and the evolution of attitudes towards them. His remarkable documentary exposes their many positive and hypocritical facets, from the Bollywood film industry and the worship of Radha as a powerful woman to arranged marriages, domestic violence, and lack of sexual education.

just Short Films

Fri 11 Jul - 16:00 | £5
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 - 45 High Street

Director: Various 
Country: Various 
Language:  Various with English subtitles
Length: 90 mins
Genre:  Short Film 
Year: Various 
Rating: 15

A selection of handpicked short films from emerging Asian filmmakers. Rarely screened to foreign audiences outside of UK the films present new generation of filmmakers coming from all walks of life, bridging the new with the old and transgressing boundaries of tradition and modernity? Ancient storytelling finds a new form.

Bombhunters

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Thu 10 Jul - 19:30 | £5
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 - 45 High Street

Director: Skye Fitzgerald
Country: Cambodia
Language:  Khmer and English with English subtitles
Length: 78 mins
Genre:  Documentary 
Year: 2006
Rating: 15

This documentary explores the effects of unexploded ordinance on Cambodian people, both within their homeland and in the US.  In particular, Bombhunters documents villagers’ efforts throughout rural Cambodia as they seek out unexploded ordinance and attempt to render it safe for sale to the scrap metal industry in order to survive.

Five Lives

Thu 10 Jul - 16:00 | £5
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 - 45 High Street

Producer: Cambodia Film Commission
Country: Cambodia
Language:  Khmer with English subtitles
Length: 93 mins
Genre:  Drama
Year: 2010
Rating: 15

This selection of films is a rare chance to explore the lives of five very diverse characters surviving in modern day Phnom Penh. All five narratives are flash-documentaries, where the story line and the storyteller become one. Stemming from long line of storytellers, Cambodian director Rithy Panh leads the five young filmmakers through their exploratory journey into the art and craft of filmmaking. 

Ship of Theseus

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Wed 9 Jul - 19:30 | £5
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 - 45 High Street

Director: Anand Gandhi
Country: India
Language:  Hindi with English subtitles
Length: 140 mins
Genre:  Drama
Year: 2012
Rating: 15

If the parts of a ship are replaced, bit-by-bit, is it still the same ship? An unusual photographer, an erudite monk, and a young stockbroker learn how intricate morality could be. Following the separate strands of their philosophical journeys, and their eventual convergence, we explore questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death.
 

Dogera

Wed 9 Jul - 16:00 | £5
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 - 45 High Street

Director: Patrice Leconte
Country: Cambodia
Language:  English
Length: 80 mins
Genre:  Documentary
Year: 2004
Rating: PG

In this documentary, Director Patrice Leconte weaves an impressionistic, sensorial tapestry of existence in and around early 21st-century Cambodia. Journeying through the country's farmlands, factories, streets and rural villages, camera-in-hand, Leconte glimpses the people and the elements of the landscape that make Cambodia so culturally specific.