October, a dark and dreich month here in Scotland, but we have one thing that brightens up the month, Glasgow's own International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. This will be the ninth year of this festival, hence its name DOCUMENT 9. and it is appropriately named, 2011 - A Year of Protest. Those who put this festival together, start the hectic and sometimes tiring work immediately after each festival, it takes a year of meetings viewings and all the other bits the film goers don't see, all we see is the wonderful and exciting results, which this year will run from 20 - 23 October. The festival will be screening over 50 International human rights documentary films along with talks, discussions, live art, performances, exhibitions and music. The launch of the festival takes place at the CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, 7pm on the 20 October 2011. The film festival runs in conjunction with a series of exhibitions, running from 13 – 23 October.
All the details and venues of the Film Festival and the Exhibitions can be found on their website