|13 May 2013|
The World According To Monsanto tells the shocking story of how the new green face of the world’s leading producer of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) is no less malign than its PCB – and Agent Orange – soaked past. Award-winning journalist and documentary filmaker Marie-Monique Robin uncovers the disturbing practices of the multinational agribusiness corporation Monsanto – who control the majority of the world’s genetically modified corn and soy yield. Robin’s investigation is an explosive expose on the world’s most influential agricultural corporation.
|6 May 2013|
Info night on the anarchist struggle in Greece featuring short films and discussions on repression, resistance and more.
There will also be a stall with zines, literature and prisoner information.
Food will be available for donation.
|29 April 2013|
In the 90s, Laurence tells his girlfriend Fred that he wants to become a woman. In spite of the odds, in spite of each other, they confront the prejudices of their friends, ignore the council of their families, and brave the phobias of the society they offend. For 10 years, they try to live through this transition, and embark on an epic journey which, unbeknownst to them, may cost Fred and Laurence themselves and each other.
|22 April 2013|
Near Penn Station, next to the Amtrak tracks, squatters have been living for years. Marc Singer goes underground to live with them, and films this “family.” A dozen or so men and one woman talk about their lives: horrors of childhood, jail time, losing children, being coke-heads. They scavenge, they’ve built themselves sturdy one-room shacks; they have pets, cook, chat, argue, give each other haircuts. A bucket is their toilet. Leaky overhead pipes are a source of water for showers. They live in virtual darkness. During the filming, Amtrak gives a 30-day eviction notice.
|15 April 2013|
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can’t swim? The boy soon discovers that his trip won’t be as easy as he imagined… The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais is captured with authenticity, from the point of view of people who arrived there knowing nothing about France. This immigrant drama, with wonderful performances by the actors, is a strong story which uses documentary austerity and minimalist style to create a great emotional impact.
After the screening members of Calais Migrant Solidarity will discuss the current situation in Calais, and what can be done to help.
|8 April 2013|
Seen through the eyes of activist Peter Jay Brown, Confessions grants the viewer an intimate look at shipboard life amongst these self proclaimed animal saviors and sea rebels who shaped the green movement we know and love today. Peter and his associates’ exploits are as much comedy as cause. These extremists proudly fly the skull and cross-bones while performing extraordinary feats of daring on the high seas. Their fleet of ramming vessels inflicts damage to whalers, illegal drift-netters, and seal hunters that operate illegally world-wide. The hard nosed cast of characters exude bravery and whit, all while engaging in action packed conflict including sinkings, boardings, arrests, and plenty of rammings.
|1 April 2013|
Wars of the British Tree people is a picturesque documentary and daring tale of British anti-road protest, told from 50m up a majestic pine tree!
The documentary is followed by a discussion with Combe Haven Defenders, who are opposing the proposed Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.
The Department for Transport (DfT) is refusing to release its recommendations on whether or not to fund the £100m Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) – the ‘first and the worst’ of over 190 new road projects. If it fails to release these documents by 5 April, then the Combe Haven Defenders and friends will attempt to enter the DfT on Mon 8 & Tues 9 April to peacefully search for, copy and distribute these documents themselves.
|25 March 2013|
Living Utopia is a unique documentary that blends the historical account of the origins and development of the Spanish anarchist movement, focussing on the 1936 war. A reflection on the philosophical underpinnings of such a movement and their practical application. As both an informative and inspiring piece of research it is considered a jewel amongst historians and rebel hearts. he largest community of its kind in Europe at the time, millions of peasants and urban workers successfully established a society based on equality, mutual aid, participatory democracy and self-organisation – all without a central state or government. This fascinating yet largely unknown social experiment was eventually destroyed by forces from inside and outside the country.
|18 March 2013|
Driven by anti-materialism and a belief that the impending apocalypse will render cars useless and leave bicycles in power, Black Label Bike Club (BLBC) battles mainstream consumer culture and rival gangs for its vision of a better tomorrow. Pulling threads from Critical Mass and the wider bike counterculture, B.I.K.E. explores such themes as radical politics, personal artistic vision, global responsibility, relationships, group formation, and perhaps most prominently, pain and love.
|11 March 2013|
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African American, Latino, gay and transgender communities involved in it. Many members of the ball culture community considerParis Is Burning to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, as well as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, and gender in America.