Beyond the Words

Kelvin Hall - Cinema
1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW


Refreshments will be provided.

There is a ramp access to the building. Toilets, accessible toilet and baby changing facilities available.

Activism/Campaigning Film Talk/Workshop

Documentary filmmaker Maryam Haddadi will be screening and discussing a video art piece commissioned by Refugee Festival Scotland.

Beyond the Words explores Iranian women’s individual mental health and collective identity. It seeks to uncover the world that exists behind simple words, words shared by women in conversations as well as words found in the media. Maryam’s piece narrates the story of 3 Iranian women, one being herself, celebrating through these, and delving into, a lineage of women’s courage and solidarity.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ling Lee.

A multidisciplinary, award-winning documentary filmmaker and graphic designer, Maryam Haddadi is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Directing Film at the University of Edinburgh. She possesses a deep passion for all things creative, particularly emphasizing visual communication and cinema. Enthusiastic about capturing and sharing human stories, with a special emphasis on the narratives of women, who thrive amidst adversity, turning constraints and pressures into remarkable achievements. Her first amateur documentary screened in 19 festivals and won 3 awards.

Supported by The Hunterian.