We are delighted to announce that our documentary feature Everybody’s Child will be screened at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival this October.
The film is directed by and follows Garry Fraser as he takes us on a journey to face demons from his past.
Garry’s story explores the history of his own life and his community of Muirhouse, Edinburgh. The community was ripped apart by the AIDS epidemic of the 1980’s.
His story of growing up in a poor community, struggling with addiction and his personal challenges with drug use and mental health problems on his journey into filmmaking as a way out.
The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival supports the arts and challenges preconceived ideas about mental health.
The festival takes place in venues across Scotland from 1st – 19th October 2014, featuring film, music,visual art, theatre, dance, and literature.
Everybody’s Child will screen as part of the festival on Monday 13 October, 6pm at Edinburgh Filmhouse.
Click here for more information and enjoy the trailer for the film below.
During the past few weeks any mention of the Gaza Strip conjures horrendous images of dead and mutilated children…high profile victims perceived as expendable by both sides in this on-going conflict.
Last year we made ’15 in Gaza’, a film about Shurooq, a young Palestinian girl who is celebrating her fifteenth birthday. We see her and her best friend Mai, two bright, intelligent, fun-loving girls as they talk about their hopes and ambitions in this besieged war ravaged territory. They talk of family, clothes, marriage and education…we see them as they walk among the ruins of a bombed-out school where Shurooq talks of her desire to become an architect and to help re-build her shattered community.
As the bombs continue to fall on Gaza, they are not only destroying schools and homes but also the hopes and dreams of a whole generation of talented youngsters…
If we as human beings have truly evolved, how is it possible we can witness such breathtaking abuses of power?…
If you would like to meet Shurooq and Mai, please click on the link:
Director: Wesam Mousa/ Co-director: Rana Ayoub
Produced by Aconite Productions/ Commissioned by Aljazeera English
Pictured (Clockwise): Victor Kossakovsky, Joslyn Barnes, and Heino Deckert with Aconite’s Aimara Reques.
Aconite’s Aimara Reques is currently hard at work developing one of the company’s current projects: Aquarela.
Directed by Victor Kossakovsky, Aquarela takes us on an epic journey, at the heart of which is the majestic element: water. Filming from an iceberg as it ruptures from a polar ice sheet and traverses the open sea, we experience the beauty of this essential life-giving element as well as its shattering power.
The project is developing well. We are currently in the funding stage and have been meeting with distributors, sale agencies and potential financiers in the US, and aim to have the financing in place by the end of 2014.
Aconite feature documentary production Everybody’s Child will screen at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival this October. Read more