“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). Her performances challenge bodyshaming, racial and gender stereotypes propagated by religious institutions and the media alike – and her public persona pulls no punches.
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.
BEYOND THE SCREEN
Join Take One Action after each 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 Janette Ayachi and Nadine Aisha Jassat.
Presented in partnership with Moving Docs, Creative Europe & SPEAK!
Screening as part of the Take One Action Film Festival – the UK’s leading global change film festival, celebrating the people and the films that are changing the world | 12-23 September, Edinburgh & Glasgow
Find out more at takeoneaction.org.uk/events