The New Ten Commandments

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The New Ten Commandments is a feature-length documentary film which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2008. This documentary film is from a Scottish perception. [1]

The film was produced by Nick Higgins from Lansdowne Productions and Noémie Mendelle from the Scottish Documentary Institute and has 10 film-chapter directors for each of the 10 chapters of the film - Kenny Glenaan, Douglas Gordon, Nick Higgins, Irvine Welsh, Mark Cousins, Sana Bilgrami, Alice Nelson, Tilda Swinton, Doug Aubrey, David Graham Scott and Anna Jones.[2]

The film's unifying theme is human rights in Scotland with each chapter illustrating one of the "New Ten Commandments" - 10 articles chosen from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.[3]

The 10 film chapters of The New Ten Commandments[edit]

  1. The Right to Freedom of Assembly - Director, David Graham Scott
  2. The Right not to be enslaved - Director, Nick Higgins
  3. The Right to a fair trial - Director, Sana Bilgrami
  4. The Right to freedom of expression - Director, Doug Aubrey
  5. The Right to life - Director, Kenny Glenaan
  6. The Right to liberty - Directors, Irvine Welsh & Mark Cousins
  7. The Right not to be tortured - Director, Douglas Gordon
  8. The Right to asylum - Director, Anna Jones
  9. The Right to privacy - Director, Alice Nelson
  10. The Right to freedom of thought - Directors, Mark Cousins & Tilda Swinton

The film was scheduled for its first television broadcast as The New 10 Commandments in Scotland on BBC Two Scotland in December 2008.


  1. ^ "The New Ten Commandments - Scottish Documentary Institute". Scottish Documentary Institute. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  2. ^ "The New Ten Commandments (2008)"., Inc. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  3. ^ "The New Ten Commandments". The New Ten Commandments. Bryan Veloso. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2012.

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