We are really keen to be in contact with film-makers across the globe interested in food provision and the neo-liberal agenda.
Camcorder Guerillas inhabit a vital place in Scottish Culture, providing a platform for voices that are increasingly marginalised in a commercial, over homogenised, media landscape. If we are to retain a diversity of opinion and a
sense of engagement in contemporary Scottish society then we need Camcorder Guerillas 1D
Francis McKee 13 Director of CCA (Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts)
* We make professional quality video toolkits for those concerned with human rights, welfare and social justice initiatives. Our films are accompanied by extensive action resource packs on DVD that aim to encourage audiences to come together and work in solidarity with one another to take action around important social justice and human rights issues, thus establishing patterns of positive change in communities that are disadvantaged or face discrimination.
* We host regular screening and discussion events - in city centre cinemas, schools, community centres, festivals, Houses of Parliament, muddy fields, and homes across the country.
* We house an archive of independently produced films on issues of social and environmental justice and human rights.
TAKING ACTION 13 9 minutes 13 2008
This short film updates audiences on the current situation facing asylum seekers and gives practical information on what can be done to help destitute asylum seekers.
THOSE LEFT BEHIND 13 11minutes 13 2006
What is it like to teach in a school where pupils simply vanish without trace? What happens when your neighbour of many years disappears over night? Those Left Behind speaks to some of the people who live in Glasgow 19s communities where people disappear - without warning.
VISIT DUNGAVEL - 25 minutes 13 2005
Imagine escaping persecution in your own country, only to be locked up without trial in Dungavel detention centre. Using documentary, testimony, animation, original music and drama, Visit Dungavel is a shocking, funny, informative and moving series of short films about detention.
WELCOME 13 21minutes 13 2004
Hundreds of refugees are being put out of their homes with no benefits and no rights to work. Unable to return to their countries they are in a stateless limbo on Glasgow 19s streets. 1CMy life is frozen 1D says a Zimbabwean maths teacher who has been living 1CUnderground 1D since being evicted from his council flat. 1CI 19m existing, but it 19s not a life. I don 19t think Scottish people know we are being chucked onto the street or they would not allow it to happen 1D. This film is designed to raise awareness about the issue of asylum seekers and refugees being made destitute and to encourage people to help by giving their spare rooms to destitute asylum seekers.
VOICE SEEKERS 13 15 minutes 13 2004
Four refugees from DRC, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Uganda tell us their stories: about their lives before they had to flee their native countries and about their experiences of seeking asylum in Scotland and their hopes and dreams for the
BREACH OF THE PEACE- 18 min - 2004
Faslane, thirty miles from Glasgow in Scotland, is the base for Britain's Trident nuclear missile submarines carrying nuclear weapons with the destructive power equal to 1,000 Hiroshimas. Over the past few years, there have been a series of mass non-violent but disruptive direct actions at Faslane and Coulport nuclear
weapons bases on the Clyde - the Big Blockade & Faslane 365! Those events saw a diversity of people from all over the world, including lots of young people, church people and politicians turning out - many being arrested for trying to uphold international law, and stop Trident. Camcorder Guerillas were there to capture the full story, using the exercise to give new members a chance to participate in the filming process.
FASLANE 13 THE BIG BLOCKADE - 5 mins - 2003
Camcorder Guerillas set up an Indymedia Centre at the Faslane Big Blockade protest (August 2003) and produced the first Camcorder Guerillas film, a 5 minute film which has been screened on the Internet, at the Document Human Rights Film Festival (UGC) and the Glasgow Film Theatre
SALUD Y SOLIDARIDAD/HEALTH & SOLIDARITY 13 SCOTLAND AND THE ZAPATISTAS 13 21 mins - 2006
Zapatista Autonomous Municipality 1C16th February 1D is a remote viillage in the mountains of Chiapas, it is twinned with Scotland and a number of solidarity groups who are working to raise money for local projects, and build awareness and support for the Zapatista movement in Scotland. This film sees the construction of a health centre in 1C16th February 1D funded by Scottish solidarity support. This film is being used to raise both awareness and money for continued support of the Health Centre in Municipality 16th February.
WHY CLOSE THE G8? 13 15 minutes 13 2005
In the summer of 2005 the leaders of the worlds 'most powerful economies' met in Gleneagles, Perthshire in Scotland. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to protest against the G8. This film explains what the G8 is, what it
does and gives voice to the thousands of people protesting against it. It was made in the run up to the 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles as tool for raising awareness (30,000 copies were distributed free with Big Issue)
MORDECI VANUNU DVD & Poetry publication - 2005
Mordeci Vanunu is a former Nuclear Technician who revealed details of Israel 19s Nuclear weapons programme to the British Press. He spent 18 years in Prison in Israel including more that 11years in Solitary Confinement. He is a poet and is regarded as a hero of the peace movement in the west. Glasgow Poet Gerry Loose introduces this DVD/ Poetry publication in collaboration with Survivor 19s Press.
DEAR MRS BLAIR 13 15 MINUTES - 2004
Dear Mrs Blair is a personal video letter to Cherie Blair, mother to mother, from Rose Gentle. Rose 19s son, Gordon, was killed on 28 June 2004 in Iraq. He joined the army at the age of 19, in a job centre in Glasgow, just six months before his death. Music by Belle and Sebastian.
The Collective have made a number of short reports on local campaigns & actions; Glasgow Mayday; Critical Mass; The Labour Party Conference; The JNF, Faslane Peace Camp; Pencil Bay Beach Protest; Transitions Scotland gathering and Asylum and refugee protests at the Home Office.
All films have been Produced collectively by the Volunteer members of the Camcorder Guerilla Collective under the Creative Commons licence.
Our next film focuses on local food initiatives in the context of climate change. Looking at the global food industry we will explore how mass food production is affecting our climate and how people are seeking to regain control of their food supplies.
They hang the man, and flog the woman,
that steals the goose from off the common;
But let the greater villan loose,
that steals the common from the goose 19
1764 Folk Poem
Deadly CargoDocumentary, 18mins