Looking for Truth: Programming Documentary Film Festivals (Critical Forum)

Festival programmers reveal growing tensions and anxiety associated with their role in fact-checking the truthfulness of the documentary films they select. With the growing diversity of documentary forms of expression, the question becomes ever more urgent: who should have the responsibility of the claims presented as true in documentary films at festivals and how are these aspects negotiated by festivals and their stakeholders? This event will raise questions and invite answers from festival programmers, filmmakers, community/activist organisations and audiences alike in the form of a critical forum that follows the Scottish premiere of the feature documentary A Brilliant Genocide by Ebony Butler.

This event is free and unticketed.


Event: Panel Discussion

Date: Friday 21 October

Time: 3.00pm

Location: CCA Clubroom