Month: September 2017

Document 2017: Full Programme Online

Our 2017 programme is now online! There are over 50 screenings, workshops, panels and special events taking place during our main festival weekend from Thursday 19th October until Sunday 22nd October. Full details of those can be found here. Tickets for all screenings and events at CCA Glasgow are available here. Day and weekend passes will soon be available.

We also have special free community screenings across Glasgow in the weeks leading up to our festival weekend. Full details of those here.

Women, Native, Other, part of our Trinh T Minh Ha retrospective, opens at The Pipe Factory, Glasgow on Saturday 7th October. Details here.

Our brochure can be found at locations across the city and Scotland now. You can browse our brochure online at Issuu:


SQIFF & Document: FREE CeCe!

The Scottish Queer International Film Festival returns to Glasgow on 27/09 and runs until 01/10/17. We’re very excited to be teaming up with our friends at SQIFF to present a film during their festival weekend. FREE CeCe! (Jacqueline Gares, 2016) tells the story of trans woman Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald. On her way to the store with a group of friends, CeCe was brutally attacked and in defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison in Minnesota.

An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including actress Laverne Cox. Cox signed on as executive producer of FREE CeCe!, committed to exploring the role race, class, and gender played in the case. In the end, CeCe emerged not only as a survivor but also as a leader. The harassment CeCe faced is unfortunately all too familiar for trans women of colour. As Cox told the LA Times, “I might not be here if one day some decided to take it too far or I felt the need to defend myself and ended up in prison. But for the grace of God, I haven’t had to fight for my life in the same way CeCe had to that day.”

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Chryssy Hunter from Bent Bars Project, a letter-writing scheme for LGBTQ+ people in prison in the UK.

FREE CeCe! screens at SQIFF at 1pm, 01/10 at CCA. More details can be found here.

Buy tickets here or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

Full details of SQIFF’s 2017 programme can found at their website,

SQIFF will also present a film during Document’s festival weekend 19-22/10. All will be revealed at our programme launch on 18/09 and full details will be online shortly afterwards.

PREVIEW: Take One Action Film Festival 2017

Our friends at Take One Action Film Festival launch their 10th anniversary programme this Thursday, 14/09, in Glasgow (Wed 13/09 in Edinburgh). The 2017 programme contains several documentary films screening in Glasgow that caught our eye. Here they are!

An Insignificant Man (Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla, 2016)
Tuesday 19/09, GFT
This documentary focuses on Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the Common Man’s party and dubbed “the Bernie Sanders of India”. The screening is followed by a discussion exploring the influence of grassroots social movements in shaping the political agenda in India and Scotland, with guests including Robin McAlpine (Common Weal) and Indra Adnan (The Alternative UK).

The Workers Cup (Adam Sobel, 2017)
Thursday 21/09, CCA
This doc follows four migrant workers – four of 1.6 million – who spend their days in slavery-like conditions constructing Qatar’s 2010 World Cup infrastructure and their nights competing in a workers’ football tournament in the same stadiums they help build. After the screening, there will be a discussion (with guests including Suzanne Crimin of Oxfam), focussing on the push towards “decent work” and some of the many international solidarity initiatives challenging systemic inequalities in Qatar and beyond.

Whose Streets? (Sabaah Folayan, 2017)
Friday 22/09, CCA
A document of the transformation undergone in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Folayan’s debut mixes original footage, interviews and cellphone footage to provide a vital counterpoint to the mainstream coverage of the ongoing events.  One of the film’s protagonists, Brittany Ferrell will take part in the post-screening discussion.

To End a War (Marc Silver, 2017)
Saturday 23/09, CCA
This intimate, observational documentary explores the peace process in Colombia, with unprecedented access to both political leaders, President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC Chief Commander Timochenko. It’s a behind-the-scenes consideration of an epochal moment in Colombian history, followed by a discussion exploring “what it takes, strategically and spiritually, for a nation of 50 million to move from hatred to forgiveness.”

Take One Action Film Festival runs 13/09-24/09 in venues across Scotland.

Browse Take One Action’s full programme here.

Document teams up with Take One Action to co-present No Place For A Rebel at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival on Sunday 15th October. Details and tickets here.


Posted: 11 September 2017