"An extraordinarily eloquent and moving performance that dares visual anthropology to reconsider its parameters and dream of new futures." Lotte Hoek, Rebel Landscapes, Playfair Library, 2013.
“The London Short Film Festival was excited to host an event with Screen Bandita. The event was amazingly attended and the whole venue was transfixed by the whirr of the super-8 projector and the ghostly sounds emanating from the ancient gramophones. On a personal note, I was touched by the lost flickering images collected by Screen Bandita, like lost ghosts appearing before us as we questioned who or what the footage was, made even more poignant by Screen Bandita’s chosen accompanying sounds and music.” Philip Islon, Director, London Short Film Festival, 2012.
“At the Scottish Screen Archive our aim is to get the wonderful film collections out for the public to enjoy and experience. I’m delighted that organisations like Screen Bandita who have a passion for archive film, have used the collections in such a creative and inspirational way. ‘Rebel Landscapes’ was a wonderful coming together of past and present with the projection of old 16mm film to new creative soundscapes. With archive film often being relegated to programmes of nostalgia and reminiscence, this event with a largely young audience, provided a new way of seeing the films for an audience largely unfamiliar with these films. It is certainly events such as this that remind me how important the film archive is and make my job worthwhile.” Ruth Wasbrook, Senior Curator, National Library of Scotland, 2011.
"F**K narrative cinema. This is the way forward"
Audience member, The Eruption of Kilauea and Other Treasures, 2009.