Coming to the Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh, Sat Oct 1st 5.00pm.
G8 Scotland : "Won't Get Fooled Again" Made with the Young People that brought you the Award winning anti-war film "Old Enough to Know Better" .
Sat Oct 1st Filmhouse, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh.
Cinema 1, 5.00pm
When the the G8 World Leaders came to Scotland recently in July 2005, seasoned activists and concerned individuals were ready for them. Prepared to take to the streets, and make their demands heard vocally, they gave the global leaders at Gleneagles the welcome they deserved!
A fundamental element of this movement was the work and views of young people, and this film documents the journey of many of them who had been involved in the anti- War school strikes of 2003 which produced the award winning documentary "Old Enough To Know Better".
Against a background of escalating and menacing police presence on the streets of Edinburgh, it shows their mature and articulate views about Make Poverty History, African Debt, Global Warming, Free Trade, Holy Bob Geldof and the supposed "Lennon and McCartney" of International Debt Relief - Brown and Blair.
This arresting and compelling film interspersed with personalised video diaries and reportage from the young people themselves smashes the myth of apathy and lethargy in the younger generation, and presents a youth account of one of the most significant weeks in Scotland's current political history.
Tickets available from Filmhouse from Thursday 15th Sept.
Scotland-wide Screenings to follow :
Discovery Film Festival, Dundee Sunday 25th Sept 2.00pm (Extract plus Speakers)
North Edinburgh Arts
Tuesday 4th October 6pm