11.00 am | Friday 22 October | GFT, 12 Rose St, Glasgow
Eamonn McCann Sofa Event
School of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
The Legacy Issue: Putting the wrongs of the Northern Ireland conflict to rights
Eamonn McCann will trace the way a local campaign against injustice and inequality in Derry sparked a more generalised revolt against the State and led on to 30 years of Trouble. He will assess the extent to which the events which detonated the Troubles can be seen as part of the global upsurge of ‘60s radicalism and whether, if at all, the subsequent course of the Northern Ireland conflict fitted into any wider pattern. Was “the struggle” always a matter of communal rivalry and hostilities? If the Good Friday Agreement is now seen as the answer, what was the question?
One of the early organisers of the NI civil rights movement, Eamonn McCann has been active in radical politics for more than 40 years. He currently contributes political columns to the Belfast Telegraph, the Derry Journal, the music magazine Hot Press and Socialist Worker. He is chairman of the Bloody Sunday Trust, a member of the National Executive of the NUJ and of the Northern Committee of the Irish Congress of Trades Unions.
Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC)
Since its launch, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) has strived to provide its audience with a wide array of documentary and fiction films specifically made for them. In 2007, a series of documentaries and feature films were commissioned to well-known Arab and international directors in an attempt to create a dynamism in production in the Arabic children TV industry.
JCC documentary and fiction productions abide by the international standards for TV content making while creating content that is relevant to Arab children and youth around the world; content that is inspired by them and made to tackle their problems, to answer their questions, and most importantly to provide them with a platform to express their thoughts and tell their stories.
JCC is dedicated to producing films and documentaries that support and promote its mission to continue providing children and youth with the opportunity to learn, understand and respect the cultural diversity of the world, stimulate their creative thinking, create a forum for constructive dialogue and ultimately contribute to edifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship which frame civic life in the Arab world.
|Tuesday 26 October||Opening Film|
|8.00 pm – 10.00 pm||Aisheen – Still Alive in Gaza|
|Wednesday 27 October||School Screening|
|10.00 am – 11.30 am||Aisheen – Still Alive in Gaza, workshop for 16 – 18 year olds|
|10.00 am – 11.30 am||I See Heroes, workshop for 12 – 16 year olds|
|Thursday 30 October||Young People’s Programme|
|12.00 noon – 2.00 pm||Baghdad’s Angel, workshop 12 – 16 year olds, buffet lunch|
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Document brings together students from across the UK to take part in our festival forum to explore the representation and witness of human rights abuses.
Students from Glasgow, Strathclyde, Edinburgh, St. Andrews, West of Scotland and Bolton Universities, Glasgow Metropolitan College and Glasgow School of Art. will attend sessions delivered by academics, artists, photographers and more.
Open to all.
Student Forums Wednesday 27 October 2010
|12.00 noon – 2.30pm||Thinking about Images of Trafficking|
|1.15 pm – 2.30 pm||Holger Mohaupt – “you don’t have to go far to find a subject”|
|2.45 pm – 3.45 pm||Accidental Media – A Fistful of Roses|
|4.00 pm – 6.00 pm||JCC – Aisheen – Still Alive in Gaza|
|12.00 noon – 1.00 pm||City of Glasgow College (formerly Glasgow Metropolitan) – Photography|
|2.30 pm – 3.30 pm||Glasgow School of Art|
|3.45 pm – 4.30 pm||Representations of the Sex Industry in the New Europe|
|4.45 pm – 6.15 pm||Creating a Human Rights Culture|
6.15 pm | GSA Macintosh Museum
Glasgow School of Art reception is open to all attendees of the Student Forum. The reception with be held in the Museum space of the Macintosh Building, GSA, 167 Renfrew St.
Glasgow University PEN
Glasgow University PEN is a collection of current and ex-students of creative writing. We are a subsidiary of Scottish PEN and International PEN, a dynamic worldwide association of writers pledged to protect freedom of expression and promote literature across frontiers throughout the world. See HYPERLINK “http://www.scottishpen.org/”www.scottishpen.org for more information.
Wednesday 27 October 2010 | 1.15 pm – 2.15 pm | CCA Clubroom
Mental Health Writing Workshop
Thursday 28 October 2010 | 2.45pm – 3.45pm | CCA Clubroom
Women’s Writing Workshop
Thursday 28 October 2010 | 6.00pm – 7.00pm | CCA Clubroom
Asylum Seeker/Refugee Writing Workshop
Sunday 31 October 2010 | 8.00 pm onwards | CCA Bar
Sunday 31 October 2010 | 8.00 pm
Writers for Human Rights
Readings from Document 8 PEN writing workshops
Born and brought up in Orkney Alison Miller has lived in Glasgow for many years. Her first novel, Demo, was set in Glasgow in the run up to the Iraq war. She is now working on her second, set in Orkney.
Tom Leonard is one of Scotland’s foremost poets and literary scholars, renowned for his vigorous engagement with language. Unashamedly political and often deeply personal, his poems are by turns angry, moving and spectacularly funny, but always relevant and necessary. A reading not to be missed by a true Glasgow favourite.
Tawona Sithole is a poet from Zimbabwe currently living in Glasgow, Scotland.
6.00pm – 7.30pm | Thursday 28th October 2010 CCA 5
Dance House & Maryhill Integration Network:
Forbidden Sun Dance
Lila Ghobady | Canada | 2008 | 34 minutes
Forbidden Sun Dance is a film about Aram Bayat, a choreographer and teacher of Persian folk dance living in exile in Montreal, Canada. After the 1979 revolution and the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, along with other restricted areas of art, dancing was banned. Many of the artists who had helped shape the revolution resisted the censorship and rules of the Islamic regime and were executed, put in prison or forced into exile.
Aram Bayat is one of those artists – in exile, she has kept Persian folk dancing alive for the last two
Back and Forth
Performance by the Maryhill Integration Network (MIN)
An exciting and moving piece of dance, music and poetry exploring the pain and sorrow of the forced and unexpected journeys of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Panel discussion: Aram Bayat, MIN and Dance House.
8.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Women’s Rights in the Context of the “War on Terror”
Gita Sahgal Lecture
Gita Sahgal will use clips of her films on secular spaces, and war crimes – made during the Rushdie affair – to show how British domestic politics have shaped anti-terrorism strategies. She will discuss how apparently opposing political forces converged to embrace
Fundamentalists and attack the universality of human rights.
Clips from ‘Struggle or Submission’ Bandung File , Channel 4 and Hullaballoo over Satanic Verses.
In association with International Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies (ICGWS), University of Glasgow.
12.00 noon – 6.00 pm | Friday 29th October | CCA5
Poverty Awareness Day
2010 has been declared the European Year for Combating Poverty & Social Exclusion. As part of the year, The Poverty Alliance and Document Festival commissioned three films – Making A Difference Stories from the fight against Poverty in Scotland. The film will be showcased as part of Poverty Awareness Day along with films from our international call for submissions with a series of discussion
|12.00 noon – 2.00 pm||Making A Difference
Panel discussion: Where does Action on Poverty go now?
|2.30 pm – 4.00 pm||Left Behind
Panel Discussion: Media Representation of Poverty
|4.30 pm – 6.00pm||The Poet of Poverty?
Panel Discussion: Poverty & Human Rights