To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Lansdowne Productions and the Scottish Documentary Institute gathered together some of the most talented filmmakers and visual artists based in Scotland today. Collectively, they created the feature length documentary, The New Ten Commandments.
United by a single theme - human rights in Scotland - the film communicates a variety of artistic visions whilst exploring the real life stories of those for whom the Universal Declaration has intimate meaning. With testimony of human rights abuses sitting alongside tales of human rights recognition, the film is both an emotionally powerful journey and an exercise in passionate filmmaking of the highest calibre. The directors: Kenny Glenaan, Douglas Gordon, Nick Higgins, Irvine Welsh, Mark Cousins, Tilda Swinton, Sana Bilgrami, Alice Nelson, Doug Aubrey, David Graham Scott, Anna Jones. Composer: Jim Sutherland.
The film is screening soon at the following venues:
Date: 2 December 2008
Venue: Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
Date: 4 (or 5) December 2008 - tbc
Venue: Scottish Parliament
Date: 14 December 2008
Date: 5 (or 6) December 2008 - tbc
Venue: Craigmonie Centre
Date: 15 December 2008
Venue: Belmont Picture House
Venue: Dundee Contemporary Arts
The New Ten Commandments will also screen in the following places in January and February 2009: Glasgow, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Falkirk, Stirling and Innse Gall.
For more information about when the documentary is screening near you, please contact the venues above directly.