Since the first film was shown, stories have been presented to us through a male lens.
Our perception of the world around us has been set in the context of the male mind. Currently in Scotland, 1 in 6 creative documentaries are directed by women*. With a gender balance in documentary filmmaking, women will be more visible and their voices amplified through film. We also widen our definition of what it means to be a woman, stimulate informed debate and remember the women who have gone before us. Our understanding of ourselves and our society is enriched by this new perspective.
*Our definition of creative documentaries is Director-led/authored, standalone documentaries, 59+ in length, Directed or Co-Directed by a woman based in Scotland. Observational or hybrid creative documentaries rather than constructed, factual entertainment, news, social experiments, live theatre, music or sport, or presenter-led programmes.