Real Illuminators: Scotland’s pioneers of documentary filmmaking

  • 2016

An archive film showcase of 20th century female documentary makers. After the screening filmmaker Shona Main joins Dr Sarah Neely (Stirling University) and Jenny Brownrigg (Glasgow School of Art) to discuss the films, their directors and they made them.

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From the British seaside to the Northern Isles, a buddhist shrine in Ceylon to an anti-fascist march in Glasgow, enjoy a glimpse into the world of early 20th century female documentarians. Join us after this archive film showcase when filmmaker Shona Main joins Dr Sarah Neely from Stirling University and Jenny Brownrigg from Glasgow School of Art for an insightful discussion about the films, their directors and how – despite significant obstacles and indifference – they made them.

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