Film Screening – Memory Box (2021) plus discussion

anti racist film club

Tuesday 27th February  2024 5.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Event by Woodlands Community Anti-Racist Film Club

Flourish House 23-25 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6DR

On Christmas Eve in Montreal, Alex and her mother Maia receive a package in the mail. Inside are the countless notebooks, cassettes and photographs that Maia, between the ages of 13 and 18, sent from Beirut to her best friend who had left for Paris to escape the war. Maia refuses to open this Pandora’s box. Alex, on the other hand, is irresistibly attracted to these testimonies of an unknown past and discovers, between fantasy and reality, her mother’s tumultuous adolescence, her first love and the murderous war that rages, bringing to the surface well-kept secrets. With these revelations, Alex will convince her mother to return to Lebanon, after 25 years of exile, to face the ghosts of her past.

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After the screening there will be time to discuss the film and surrounding issues. The screening aims to be a place of support and belonging for People of Colour and a place where white allies can take responsibility for their own learning. We hope to raise searching questions and explore issues in a supportive environment. It’s OK to make mistakes but please own your mistakes.

Duration: 3 hr 30 min

5.30pm – doors open
6pm – screening starts
8pm – discussion

Tickets are based on a Pay What You Can sliding scale. You can choose to pay £0-8. Below are suggestions on how to decide what to pay but please be honest with yourself about your situation and what feels possible for you

I frequently worry about meeting my basic needs and don’t always achieve them
I sometimes worry about meeting my basic needs but mostly achieve them
I can comfortably meet all my basic needs and have expendable income

More Information

 Memory Box (2021)
Running time 102 mins
Rating 15
Languages – Lebanese Arabic, French
Subtitles – English


The screening will take place at Flourish House. The film will be captioned and some light refreshments will be available.

Flourish House is a short walk from a First Bus no.4 bus stop and St George’s Cross subway station. There are limited parking spaces directly outside the building along with parking payment meters.


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