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, 30% of 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+ minutes in length, directed or co-directed by a woman. Observational or hybrid creative documentaries rather than constructed, factual entertainment, news, social experiments, live theatre, music or sport, or presenter-led programmes.