Month: October 2018

Freelance Writing Opportunities

Document and Dardishi are co-editing a publication to be launched at Document Festival 2018, and we are looking for womxn* writers of Palestinian descent/ the diaspora to contribute their work.

Freelance Writing Opportunities
Application Deadline: 5pm, Monday 22nd October 2018.
Fee: £50

The publication will tie in with a series of Palestinian short films which will be screened at Document 2018. We invite submissions from Palestinian womxn that reflect on the idea of a Palestinian archive, particularly from a feminist point of view. We welcome a wide variety of approaches that explore what an archive might be, what forms it might take, and how it might relate to the preservation of histories, cultures and identities that exist under conditions of exile and occupation. This could range from intimate reflections around personal narratives or family histories, to wider critiques of collective memory and historical erasure. We are open to including poetry, prose, illustration and photography, and the publication will form part of a strand of films with a focus on Arab women filmmakers and their approach to representation of Arab life on screen.

In order to apply, please send a copy of your CV and 200 words detailing your submission to info@dardishi.com. If relevant, writing samples and images will also be assessed alongside your application. For examples of work published by Dardishi previously, see www.dardishi.com.

*Our use of the term womxn includes non-binary and intersex people and transwomen.

About us

Document Human Rights Film Festival
30 November – 2 December 2018 at Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Document Festival is Scotland’s international human rights documentary film festival, established in 2003. It provides a unique platform that attracts Scottish, British and international documentary filmmakers and promotes local and international discussion, cultural exchange and education. By screening the best of recent and historical human rights documentaries, Document is a crucial space for the visibility and consideration of documentary film as an art form and social practice. Recognised at home and abroad, they work with many local, national and international organisations and are members of the Human Rights Film Network.

Over the last 15 years, Document has screened over 600 films, promoting an expansive understanding of human rights to include subjects such as immigration & asylum, women’s rights, war and conflict, self-determination, racism, LGBT rights, miscarriages of justice, eviction, poverty, social exclusion, workers/unemployed rights, mental health & social care, young and older people, human trafficking, indigenous cultures, environmental concerns, global policies and their local consequences, Roma gypsies and travellers, HIV/AIDS, drug trafficking and addiction and disability issues.

 

Dardishi Festival
8 – 10 March 2019 at CCA Glasgow

Dardishi Festival is a community-run artistically ambitious festival that celebrates and showcases Arab and North African womxn’s contributions to contemporary art and culture at CCA Glasgow. The Festival is born out of Dardishi.com, an online publication run by Arab and North African womxn that exclusively platforms art, music and writing by Arab and North African womxn. Dardishi Festival 2019 will take place on March 8th, 9th and 10th 2019, which is International Women’s Day weekend and Dardishi’s 3 year anniversary. Programming for Dardishi Festival 2019 includes poetry, performances, film screenings, live music, creative writing workshops, zine-making and craftivism workshops, and panel discussions from cultural practitioners. Dardishi’s first print issue publication will also be launched on the opening night.

‘Dardishi’, the feminine verb for ‘chitchat’ in Arabic, is indicative of the tone and content of the work we produce – collaborative work that spurs a wider dialogue on Arab womxn’s issues. Through our Festival, we aim to strengthen creative collaboration between the womxn in our community, provide positive and diverse representation of Arab and North African womxn in the arts, and create opportunities that support and develop our professional and creative practices.

Change of Date and Venue for Document 2018

This year’s Festival date and venue have changed: Document Film Festival will now take place from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

We previously announced that the Festival would take place at the CCA in October as usual – however ongoing uncertainty about the venue’s reopening following the lengthy enforced closure caused by the Glasgow School of Art fire in June has made it impossible to proceed with that plan.

We’re delighted to have the support of the Scottish Youth Theatre, who will open their doors to us for a full weekend and allow the majority of our programme to go ahead as planned. It’s an open, friendly and inclusive arts venue in the city centre with impressive and adaptable facilities that will enable the festival to retain its scope and atmosphere. We’re also thankful to our friends at CCA for their support in the past few challenging months and look forward to working with them again in future, and to Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland for their patience and support as we sought a viable solution..

For our 16th edition, we’re hosting three days of film screenings, discussions, lectures and events on human rights issues from around the globe, and on documentary filmmaking as an artform and social practice. As well as striking contemporary features, this year’s festival has a particular focus on archives and archive film, including a strand dedicated to Palestinian identity and the radical women who pioneered New Arab Cinema, the politics and poetics of landscape on film, and a screening and masterclass with renowned artist filmmaker Louis Henderson.

The full programme will be announced in early November. We can’t wait for you to join us and help warm our new home for Document 2018.