Understanding Glasgow film series

This series of films, set in and around Glasgow, aims to reflect the lived experiences of Glaswegians and let people tell their own stories in their own words. 

 "Poverty doesn’t make an area; it is the community spirit that makes an area.”

UG film launch imageSome of the participants and the film-maker at the launch of the films, April 2013.  You can download the launch report here.

The films 

Working Men, Sense of PlaceYoung Mums and Bolting Doors, Mending Fences were the first four films in the series, made in 2012, and cover a wide range of issues which affect people living in and around Glasgow – employment, regeneration, community spirit and parenthood to name a few. The films are available to view on this site:

Working Men
Sense of Place

Young Mums
Bolting Doors, Mending Fences

“Say you’re making a bench.  You’ve got a beautiful product at the end of it.  That’s meaningful to me…you’re producing something”

Another two films have now been produced for the series: one looking at the experience of a lone parent and the child she cares for; and one exploring food and its meaning in people’s lives from a broad perspective, through a dialogue between two young women. 

Going it alone
Food memories

The introductory short film below introduces some of the themes covered and provides a background to the creation of the film series.

Watch the film.

We are interested in getting feedback on the films and in hearing your ideas about how we can use these films and any events or organisations we can work with to share these films. Please use our contact form to give us your thoughts or suggestions.