We are excited to be welcoming a new member to the Take One Action team: Tanatsei Gambura joins us from today as part of Film Hub Scotland’s New Promoter Scheme, and will be collaborating with us for the next five months.
Tanatsei is an intermedia artist and cultural practitioner from Harare, Zimbabwe. She is the founder of the 25 May Movement, a pan-African organisation employing culture and heritage practices for social change on the African continent. Her work explores the implications of culture, identity, nation and womanhood. She is a historian, geographer, and culture theorist at heart, taking a research-based approach to her practice, and often centring archival material and found objects as the basis of her work. With a particular interest in film, Tanatsei explores the themes of black womanhood in the context of post-colonial immigration, global geopolitics and cultural identity. She will be building from this starting point to contribute to this year’s Take One Action Festival, which will take place 16-27 September.
We look forward to supporting Tanatsei as she works towards curating diverse, inclusive and accessible events, with a particular focus on people whose identities fall outside the margins.
The New Promoter Scheme is run by Film Hub Scotland with funding from Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI, and is coordinated by Justine Atkinson. Take One Action is one of three organisations taking part in this current iteration, alongside SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) and MacRobert Arts Centre in Stirling).