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Bill Douglas Award 5: History teaches, but has no pupils (N/C 15+)

24 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


The Bill Douglas Award at Glasgow Short Film Festival showcases new international short films that reflect the qualities found in the work of Scotland’s own Bill Douglas: honesty, formal innovation, and cinematic storytelling that places sound and image centre stage. The fifth programme explores the violence of borders, imperial expansion and the traces of crimes against communities and nations.

Anomalies of geography present legal conundrums, cracks are papered over with football tournaments and a testimony of indigenous resistance against rubber exploitation gains mythical energy. What can be learnt from crimes of the past, and is anyone paying attention? Films included have previously screened at Locarno, Oberhausen, Visions du Réel and DocLisboa.

The programme features the new film by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, director of Rubber Coated Steel (GSFF18) which is screening in this year's Spatial Hunger strand.

All films captioned for d/Deaf viewers.

Tickets available here.

  • Directors Various
  • Running Time 1h45m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
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