SCOTTISH independence referendum documentary To See Ourselves is heading to New York for an exclusive screening during the city's annual Tartan Week.

Tickets have gone on sale for the showing plus a Q&A with award-winning director Jane McAllister at The People’s Forum on 37th Street, New York on April 5.

The city celebrates National Tartan Day on April 6. Scots actor Dougray Scott will lead the parade this year,

The show has previously had several showings in Scotland, including Glasgow, Dunfermline, Bo'ness, Stirling, Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness and Oban.

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McAllister - who said she is "jumping in" at the chance in New York - captured the footage of the referendum campaign during the summer of 2014, despite having no budget for the film.

While heavily pregnant she followed her father, Yes campaigner Fraser McAllister, as the referendum unfolded in the east coast town of Musselburgh.

The team previously raised £25,000 to fund the post-production editing of the material, as well as its promotion online and in cinemas, through Kickstarter.

The director (left) is now "heading to New York a couple of days early to hand out flyers to people in kilts!".

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McAllister told The National: "I do think the film will give an insight into real modern Scottish life amongst the dancing and pipes. And as America stands in its own binary election year, a film about activism and belief in a cause will strike a chord."

McAllister has previously said that fighting for support for the film has been “exhausting”, after failing to make the final selection for the Central Scotland Documentary Festival in Stirling.

The event had been her last hope after being rejected from all other Scottish festivals.

McAllister is concerned that the film’s lack of success on the festival circuit is down to its political nature – and was unsettled to learn that the Central Scotland Documentary Festival screened a film about Brexit from a pro-Remain perspective.

Tickets can be found here.