Hola! We are very excited to announce that ÚNA is back for a second edition. Due to the unprecedented circumstances brought about by COVID-19, this year’s edition of ÚNA will be presented online through its virtual platform: ÚNA TraDigital 2020.
The name ÚNA, Spanish for “one”, and Gaelic for Oonagh, Queen of the fairies, represents the festival’s endeavour to foster a cross-cultural exchange between these two regions. The core of our dialogue explores myths and tales emerging from the forests of the Scottish Highlands to the rivers of the Amazon rainforest, as a way to uncover parallels and contrasts between Celtic and ancestral cultural traditions and customs, and natural environments.
Join us on the ÚNA website from the 25th – 29th June 2020 for a week of film, art, music and podcasts exploring myths and tales from Latin America & Scotland.
Due to lock down restrictions, we are aiming to bring nature into your home. In close collaboration with COP26 Climate Fringe, ÚNA will provide an opportunity for participants and audiences to engage with issues surrounding climate-change and environmental awareness. Also central to this year’s theme, will be water, as 2020 marks Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Water. Artists are invited to present projects which tackle issues related to the creative properties of water as well as the wider social-environmental risks posed by the mistreatment of this precious resource.
ÚNA is a free event for all. However, we stand strongly in solidarity with creatives struggling due to the current crisis. As a non-profit charity, we rely on donations to in order to bring you a rich and engaging range of performances.
A small donation will assist ÚNA in supporting artists, musicians and filmmakers in this difficult time as well as providing them with a platform to exhibit their projects as part of ÚNA TraDigital 2020. If you are in a position to do so, please check-out our crowdfunding page by following the link below.
Our artists, musicians and filmmakers including Colombian visual artist Venuz White, Scottish video artist Amanda Thompson, Argentinian music producer Nación Ekeko and many others, are invited to present projects that highlight the importance of nature in their creative processes.
By joining our online festival, we hope to enable you to engage with the climate crisis, expand your environmental awareness while enjoying a digital journey through storytelling, ancestral knowledge, natural elements and creative visual content.
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Save the date and we look forward to welcoming you!