International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Document was founded in 2003 as a direct response to the discrimination faced by asylum seekers/refugees in Glasgow. We provide a platform to raise awareness of these and many other human rights issues. Our festival takes place in October in Glasgow each year.
The emphasis of the work we screen is generally on personal, individual stories – stories that through the personal imply something about the larger problems of the society in which they are grounded – we try not to be prescriptive as to style or production values.
We show journalistic reportage, cinematic and poetic essays, animation, narrative-led and observational non-narrative work, explicit as impressionistic pieces, and experimental forms. We have shown polemical and campaigning films, though never those which tend towards a narrow, partisan, closed-circuit perspective.
Within these self-set boundaries, we try to be flexible, open to persuasion, ready to be surprised by an unexpected form or theme.
For more information: documentfilmfestival.org