2019

Welcome to the 17th edition of Document Film Festival – Scotland’s only human rights film festival!

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DOCUMENT & STEREO present: DJ Firmeza (Principe Discos) / Rita Maia / Sarra Wild | Lisbon Beat After Party

RRRRRR! Dress to sweat and dance ‘till you drop with DJ sets from Lisbon Beat co-director and DJ Rita Maia and Príncipe Discos artist DJ Firmeza.

Rita Maia’s sets trace a path through a vibrant range of dance musics from across the world, with a focus on the influences of African sounds and Afro-Futurism; whilst Firmeza’s sound has hit new heights with the release of his new EP, Ardeu, which finds the artist delivering improvised “animação” vocals over his own hypnotic takes on kuduro and batida, as well as more abstracted explorations into percussive techno – or as Boomkat Records put it, “producing a form of mutant, minimalist techno, that counts as some of the most irresistible dance music on the planet right now.”

Sarra Wild is a DJ, promotor, and co-founder of the Glaswegian night club and collective, OH141. Her sets are always unapologetic, exciting and bold – reflecting an artist whose mission is to create and facilitate spaces where women, people of colour and members of the LGBTQ+ community can have fun and feel safe and accepted.

Stereo, Glasgow – Doors 11pm,
£8(£5 concessions)

Please note, Stereo’s club space is accessible by stairs only. Please contact us if you need any advice before booking.

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Posted: 3 October 2019

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Lisbon Beat

Lisbon Beat is an exuberant documentary portrait of a city and its musicians, highlighting the innovative Afro-Portuguese music scene thriving on the outskirts of Lisbon. Cinematographer Vasco Viana and Lisbon-born, London-based DJ Rita Maia depict a vibrant community of musicians and producers from diverse backgrounds each establishing their relationship to this complex city.

Followed by a Q&A with Director and DJ Rita Maia and Glasgow-based DJ and promotor Sarra Wild.

Presented in collaboration with The Unity Centre and Arika.

Lisbon Beat After Party @ Stereo
Saturday 26 October, doors 11pm
£8(5) on the door

RRRRRR! Dress to sweat and dance ‘till you drop with DJ sets from Lisbon Beat co-director and DJ Rita Maia and Príncipe Discos artist DJ Firmeza.

Full details: Lisbon Beat After Party @ Stereo

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Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.

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Posted: 3 October 2019

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Ana Vaz: The Voyage Out

Our 2019 artist-in-focus is Ana Vaz, an artist and filmmaker whose films, installations and performances speculate upon the relationships between myth & history, self and other through a cosmology of references and perspectives. Assemblages of found and shot materials, her films combine ethnography and speculation – exploring the f(r)ictions imprinted upon ‘cultivated’ & ‘savage’ environments.

Ana joins us at the festival to present a special reading/screening around her upcoming debut feature film, The Voyage Out.

The Voyage Out takes the toxic disaster in Fukushima as a synecdoche of the impending ecological disaster and the possibility of renewal. It presents an ethnography of the future, an ethnography otherwise. Two years after the toxic disaster in Fukushima, a new island has emerged in the Ogasawara archipelago, in the far south of Japan. The Voyage Out stages, in a dreamlike and experimental form, the sensitive imaginary of these two places, and the way in which they compose a world crossed by the spectre of destruction and renewal.

Followed by a conversation between Ana and Charlotte Ashcroft (Film Hub Scotland) 

Arrows, Gazes, Points of Intensity: The Films Of Ana Vaz screens Saturday, 5:45pm

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Posted: 3 October 2019

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Critical Forum: Collaborative Research and/as Creative Practice – Storytelling through Filmmaking and Curation

Free but ticketed

This year’s Critical Forum focuses on research and/as creative and collaborative practice. Researchers who are also filmmakers and curators, who worked on stories that interrogate local and global issues, will share their experience and reflections on making or curating films on human rights. Join us for a discussion on storytelling, ethics and the challenges of getting projects off the ground.

The event will start with an illustrated talk and work in progress showcase of Freedom to Run, a running and cultural exchange project and documentary focusing on the restrictions on freedom of movement that Palestinians face by running marathons in Palestine and Scotland. The presentation is led by Cairsti Russell (PhD candidate, University of Glasgow) and will include exclusive clips and stories behind the making of the film.

This will be followed by short presentations and a panel discussion on collaborative, participatory filmmaking, curation and research with Oisin Kealy (PhD candidate, University of Glasgow, exploring Human Rights Film Festivals in the Global South), Ian McDonald (documentary filmmaker and Reader in Film Practice at Newcastle University) and Lucy Parker (documentary filmmaker and Senior Lecturer at Kingston University London).

Facilitated by Alexandra Colta. Supported by Research Collaborative Award, College of Arts, University of Glasgow

Lucy Parker’s film, Solidarity, will be screened on Friday 25 October at 8.15pm in CCA Theatre.

Ian McDonald’s film, Who Is Europe? will be screened on Sunday 27 October at 5.30pm in CCA Theatre.

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Posted: 3 October 2019

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SUPERLUX Seminar with Kate Parker

Booking via Eventbrite
Free for SUPERLUX Members

Join Kate Parker who will present an overview of her work as part of City Projects, a visual arts organisation that commissions and produces Artists’ Moving Image projects with artists which respond critically to their social and political context.

Recent projects include Solidarity by Lucy Parker, a film about blacklisting in the construction industry, that is being screened in Glasgow on Friday 25 October as part of Document. Kate will talk in detail about the development, production and distribution plans of Solidarity (2019).

Earlier this year City Projects published The Politics of Production, a report written by artist Dan Ward which critically examines the current conditions for production of Artists’ Moving Image. Kate will talk about her motivations for publishing it alongside an accompanying text that she wrote in 2016, The Conditions for Artists; Moving Image Production in London Today.

Participants are encouraged to read both texts in advance of the seminar.

City Projects was formed in 2003 and is run by its voluntary management committee  Fani Arampatzidou (chair), Kate Parker (secretary), Louise Shelley (treasurer) Rabz Lansiquot and Taylor Le Melle.

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Posted: 3 October 2019

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Arrows, Gazes, Points of Intensity: The Films of Ana Vaz

Our 2019 artist-in-focus is Ana Vaz, an artist and filmmaker whose films, installations and performances speculate upon the relationships between myth & history, self and other through a cosmology of references and perspectives. Assemblages of found and shot materials, her films combine ethnography and speculation – exploring the f(r)ictions imprinted upon ‘cultivated’ & ‘savage’ environments.

This collection of films proposes a critical reflection on the relationship between colonialism, modernity and the impending ecological disaster – exploring the colonial and post-colonial exchange between Europe and the Americas.

Interrogating the filmmaker’s gaze and relationship to the ‘other’, and through the development of a distinctively “embodied” cinema, Ana’s films explore complex relationships between environments, territories and hybrid histories, pushing the boundaries of our perception. Associations of images, sounds and texts, her works propose a corporeal and subjective experience of being in the world.

Followed by a conversation between Ana and artist Alexander Storey Gordon.

Curated by LUX Scotland

Part of our Artist in Focus: Ana Vaz series, which also includes a presentation by Ana around her upcoming feature film The Voyage Out, Sun 3:30pm

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Posted: 2 October 2019

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