About

Document Human Rights Film Festival runs from 25 – 31 January 2020 in an online format.

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, we work with many local, national and international organisations and are members of the Human Rights Film Network and the Radical Film Network.

Over the last 17 years, Document has screened over 700 films, promoting an expansive understanding of human rights issues including topics such as migration, refugee and asylum, women’s rights, self-determination, workers/unemployed rights, mental health, environmental concerns, global policies and their local consequences among many others.

Full archive of the festival brochures here.

Festival Team: Alexandra Colta (Festival Producer), Sam Kenyon (Programme Producer), Ane Lopez (Marketing Coordinator), Lewis Den Hertog (Technical Coordinator), Ralph Mackenzie (Web Development), Poppy Kohner and Oisin Kealy (Programme Contributors).

Festival Board: Katherine Allison, David Archibald, Bill Blackstock, Chris Bowman, Nick McKerrell, Mona Rai, Sara Shaarawi, Carmen Thompson, Maria Antonia Velez-Serna.