Documentary Film

(Re)Imagining Glasgow


This is a film for people, about the city they live in, and how the city is changing for the people.

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A short film looking at how Glasgow has been torn down, reimagined and transformed, and questions the city’s seemingly never ending urban renewal. For Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016, the Glasgow Institute of Architects has commissioned filmmaker Chris Leslie to create a new short film. (Re)Imagining Glasgow looks at Glasgow’s regeneration over the past forty years and the pledges made by the Corporation of the City of Glasgow.

The film playfully reworks Oscar Marzaroli’s 1970 film Glasgow 1980 and uses previously unseen footage shot by Marzaroli for an uncompleted follow-up film, Glasgow’s Progress, alongside new footage of Glasgow today. It shows how Glasgow has been torn down, reimagined and transformed, and questions the city’s seemingly never ending urban renewal.

Following a sell out premiere at the Glasgow Short Film Festival in March 2016, the film will travel throughout Scotland for screenings as part of the Architecture Festival

(Re)Imagining Glasgow

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