The Old Oak Woodlands Community Anti Racist Film Club

the old oak

Sunday 18 February, 2024 12.30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

2:30pm – early screening discussion
12:00-4:00pm – food available at the community café
4:00 – later screening
6:00pm – later screening discussion

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

Woodlands Community Anti-Racist Film Club and Flourish House are partnering with each other to bring you Ken Loach’s ‘The Old Oak’ (2023).

the old oak

The Old Oak is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, but it’s also the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once thriving mining community that has now fallen on hard times after 30 years of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) the landlord hangs on to The Old Oak by his fingertips, and his predicament is endangered even more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village without any notice. In an unlikely friendship, TJ meets Yara (Elba Mari) with her camera. Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other? So unfolds a deeply moving drama about their fragilities and hopes.


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Anti-racist Film Club

After each screening there will be time to discuss the film and surrounding issues. The film club 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.

Food Available at Flourish House

There will be food available at the community café, downstairs in Flourish House from 12:00-4:00pm. The food is all vegan and is available on a pay-what-you-feel basis. The members of Flourish House will also be selling some of their home baking.

Flourish House is a wheelchair accessible space. The film will be captioned.

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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