Our Collective

BRIEF HISTORY

The Camcorder Guerrillas Collective was formed during weekend collaboration between Indymedia, Glasgow Media Access Centre and a group of local professional filmmakers in 2003. The weekend of workshops and screenings and master-classes served to teach, inspire and inform people about grassroots video activism. It was so successful and inspiring that a small group decided to carry on and in 2004 got a permanent office in Glasgow Media Access Centre.  They attracted funding to pay for an edit suite and a part-time administrator and went on to make 8 professional quality campaigning films and 10 short campaign reports as well as organizing dozens of screenings, exhibitions and events in various venues throughout Glasgow, Scotland, the UK and beyond.

The aim has always been to make and screen films on Social Justice issues that ‘give voice to the voiceless’ on issues not being covered by the mainstream media.

The Collective has consistently launched their films to packed cinema audiences, bringing together campaigning groups and giving films away for free with action packs and information on how to help and get involved in various social justice issues.

The Collective has won a National Union of Journalists Positive Images of Asylum Award for the film Welcome and the Misty Award for Best Video Group at Beyond TV Festival in Wales.

Structure 

The Camcorder Guerrilla Collective is operated on a not-for-profit basis.  The organisational structure is horizontal with consensus decision making policy.

The collective is open to membership for individuals willing to embrace the overall aims and objectives of the group and work towards them on an equal footing with all the other members.