Over the past seven years, the Document Festival has built its reputation by screening films which critically engage with the world we live in at the start of the 21st century: stories at once personal and universal in significance, by emerging and established filmmakers from every country and culture.
Document 8, October 2010, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
We seek to show work which explores the idea of human rights in its broadest definition and in a wide range of styles, from reportage to cinematic essays, from investigative journalism to experimental forms.
Document 8 will screen documentary films old and new, from home and abroad, addressing issues such as:
• immigration & asylum • women • war & conflict • self-determination
• racism • miscarriages of justice • eviction • poverty • social exclusion
• workers/unemployed rights • mental health & social care • young people
• human trafficking • indigenous cultures • environmental concerns
• global policies & local consequences • LGBT rights…
At this year's festival we are particularly interested in films which deal with Poverty—as part of The European Year to Combat Poverty & Social Exclusion.