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The Ville and the Cité

16-18 September


Online screening

The Ville and the Cité streams live at 18.30 on Wednesday 16 September, then is available to view on demand for 48 hours.

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For Glasgow Doors Open Days, we present a selection of short films that reflect on urban environments: how do we live within our cities and how do they affect us? How are they designed, who benefits, and who is excluded? Over a variety of works from documentary to experimental, both Scottish and international, we look at that which is built around us and consider what community might mean within it. 

We regret that captions are not available for this programme.


What do we give up in the pursuit of happiness and security?


Outdated gender norms explored through dance amidst the brutalist motorways of Glasgow.


A playful testament to the free spirit of New Orleans in the face of an uncertain future.

The Banana Republic

A quest to document the triumphs and tragedies of Leith's Cables Wynd housing estate.

Sleeping District

A document of the residential, concrete structures built during the Soviet Era.

Sounds of Tehran

An audio-visual journey of a rarely-seen city through the eyes and ears of a sound artist.

  • Duration 1h15m
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