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Silvana

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WHEN
Fri 14 Sep, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
WHERE
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
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About

"Let’s smash the patriarchy!" Swedish hip-hop artist Silvana Imam shouts through a megaphone, and hundreds of hands shoot into the air.

Silvana’s uncompromising punk rap lyrics explore feminism, antiracism, LGBT rights and her own immigrant background (her father is from Syria, her mother from Lithuania). Challenging bodyshaming, racial and gender stereotypes propagated by religious institutions and the media alike, her performances ruffle a fair few feathers.

This intimate portrait of a radically intersectional and talented voice scratches at the polished surface of Sweden’s benevolent, progressive tolerance to reveal the many prejudices bubbling beneath – and celebrates a trailblazer who empowers thousands of young girls to seek a different understanding of their own strength.

Plus Performance

Join us after the screening for a unique, specially-curated programme of spoken word and musical performances by Scotland-based artists whose work explores women’s empowerment, marginalised experiences and notions of belonging – including poets Nadine Aisha Jassat and Hannah Lavery.

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Fri 14 Sep, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Booking / attendance information
£10.50/£7.50/£5.50 (Under 25's)
Book directly via Filmhouse

Register/Buy tickets (£10/£8/£5.50 ) | Tel: 0131 553 6335 | Email organiser | On Facebook

Free tickets for hard to reach groups

Age Advice
Recommended for 12+ years

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