Amazing news as Glasgow, Love and Apartheid is nominated for two prestigious film and television awards – 2019 RTS Scotland Award in the category ‘Documentary & Specialist Factual’ and 2019 Celtic Media Festival for ‘Best History Doc.’ Big congrats to Director Dhivya Kate Chetty and the team at Hopscotch Films. It was a pleasure to be part of such a beautiful project.
In the year of Nelson Mandela’s centenary, Glasgow, Love and Apartheid is the story of one family’s fight against apartheid from Scotland and South Africa. Director, Dhivya Kate Chetty, follows her parents – a mixed, and once ‘illegal’, couple – on a trip back to South Africa where the family stories begin to unfold – protests, an uncle in jail, an ANC arms cache, a doctor on the run and a surprise connection with Mandela in hiding. Illustrated with vivid super 8 shot by both grandfather and father, this intimate documentary is a tale of migration, resistance and reconciliation from South Africa to Scotland with love.
This world premiere marks the 25th anniversary of Mandela’s historic visit to Glasgow.
Screening as part of Black History Month.
To whet the appetite in anticipation of our latest feature The End of the Game , here is the full version of The Dirty Digger. Directed by David Graham Scott and produced, filmed and co-edited by yours truly, it explores the dark and dangerous world of the Digger – an underground crime magazine electrifying Glasgow. Working as the paper’s court photographer, David joined vigilante editor James Cruickshank on his controversial campaign to rid the city of crime and corruption.
The Dirty Digger is a 30-minute ‘Gonzo style’ documentary commissioned for BBC Scotland’s Storyline strand in 2007 and executive produced by David Peat. Special mention to the wonderful Chris Bowman who also co-edited.
A celebration and look back at the success of the Glasgow Welcomes programme. The film was commissioned as a centre piece for the 2015 signature event held at University of Strathclyde.
Glasgow Welcomes was developed in partnership with local tourism businesses to enhance the experience of all visitors to Glasgow and create a city acclaimed for its high level of service excellence.
The film features time-lapse photography and contributions from Leader of the Council Cllr Gordon Matheson, restaurateur James Rusk of Hutchesons Bar & Brasserie and Butchershop Bar & Grill and CEO of Glasgow Airport Amanda McMillan.
Visit Glasgow Welcomes to find out more about the programme.