SCREENING: Fragments of a Love Story, 15 mins, Documentary Film

At the turn of the 20th century, Sana Bilgrami’s great-grandfather travelled to Edinburgh from India to study medicine. A hundred years later, coincidentally living in Edinburgh herself, the filmmaker pieces together fragments of memory and archive to invoke a forgotten story of love and sorrow.

Showing until October 2012 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, alongside Verena Jaekel’s ‘A Scottish Family Portrait’ photographic collection, in the ‘Migration Stories: Pakistan’ exhibition.

EVENT: ‘trans:migration’ installation
Part of the ‘Sonic Walk’ project, ‘trans:migration’ is an installation inspired by the poetic writings, life and work of Scottish-born ecological conservationist John Muir. Created by lead artist, Niroshini Thambar (musician and sound designer), in collaboration with Sana Bilgrami (film), Anne Binckebanck (photography), Simon Harlow for Silo Design & Build (design and build) and Nik Paget-Tomlinson (sound technician), the installation transforms the interior of a shipping container into a meditative space that celebrates nature. The installation ‘trans:migration’ will be shown at the Edinburgh Mela 2012 and Luminate Festival 2012.

Edinburgh Mela 2012
31 August to 02 September 2012
Leith Links, Edinburgh
1st to 31st October 2012
North Edinburgh Arts Centre
15a Pennywell Court
Edinburgh EH4 4TZ
EVENT: Scottish National Portrait Gallery Insights: Migration Stories
Cost: Free
Thursday, 14th June 2012, 6-6.30pm Filmmaker Sana Bilgrami, whose specially commissioned film Fragments of a Love Story features in the Migration Stories: Pakistan exhibition, discusses her work with Sheila Asante, Migration Stories Curator at the Portrait Gallery. Meet in the Great Hall. Limited places. To book, call 0131 624 6560.