- What’s On
Presented by Scottish Borders LGBT Equality and sponsored by Thompson’s Solicitors
To celebrate International Women’s Day we are screening a selection of short films telling the most inspiring stories about women and girls from around the world.
Plus: The Great Tapestry of Scotland will bring the mill worker panel to put a stitch in for history.
SYNOPSIS OF SELECTED FILMS
My Big White Thighs and Me
Director: Hannah Maia
A young-ish woman has fallen out of love with her own body. Frustrated, she wishes they didn’t have to hang out quite so much. Committed to making a change she sets herself the simple goal of swimming in open water at least once a month for a year.
Right to Play
Director: Nina Holmgren
Khalida and her mother stood together in the wake of the Taliban regime, where women were not allowed to play sports. They went on to establish the first Afghan womens national football team.
Director: Sarah Menzies
Ultra-runners overcome obstacles on every trail. In this film, Mirna Valerio overcomes the negative voices that don’t believe she belongs in the sport.
Life of Pie
Created by: Felt Soul Media
Singletrack shredders and pizza chefs Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller have transformed their town into a mountain biking hotspot with their Hot Tomato Café. It wasn’t easy at first — some conservative residents weren’t quite ready for their “lifestyle.” But they are now indispensable members of the community.
Director: Boryana Ivanova
Once a swimming champion in Syria, now Sarah finds herself on a broken boat in the Mediterranean. She knows that this will be the most important race she will ever compete in. The prize - saving her own life and the life of her sister.
Chasing the Sublime
Director: Amanda Bluglass
Chasing the Sublime is a mesmeric look at why adventurers adventure, and swimmers swim. Shot in Loch Hourn, Scotland, in 2018, the film documents the swimming adventures of Kate Rew and Kari Furre of the Outdoor Swimming Society.
Director: Andrew Margetson
A strikingly intimate study of the great classical ballerina Marianela Nuñez as she dances to Nina Simone, choreographed by Will Tuckett.
Director: Jo Moseley
This film is a poem written & read by Jo Moseley, 54, about the joy of tiny, midlife adventures in the sea and hills of Yorkshire.