Silvana: Take One Action Film Festival


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"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.


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 Nadine Aisha Jassat, Molly McLachlan and Rebecca Dunn.

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 | 16-18 November

Find out more at


Belmont Filmhouse
49 Belmont Street


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Contact details

Kirsty Somerville
Take One Action Film Festival
0131 553 6335