about the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.. A six day event in which two people are detained camp x-ray style in a cage on Whitechapel highstreet to draw attention to the plight of 23,000 people held without trial by the american military regime in ghost
prisons around the world.
At this weeks indymedia cinema at the rampART, two documentaries relating to the erosion of civil liberties will be shown...
This Is Camp X-Ray (Dec 2004, 73 minutes)
Punchy film by Damien Mahoney documenting 'This is Camp X-ray', a week long, fully functional internment camp - art installation in the middle of Manchester, described as "one of the most challenging and ambitious art events to have taken place in recent times." by Manchester's City Life magazine.
The video documents UHC's installation 'This is Camp X-Ray' through its inception, construction, operation and aftermath. It features interviews with Collective members and individuals who took part as guards and prisoners. There is reaction from local residents and passers-by and the film concludes with an emotional interview with the sisters of Jamal Al-Harith, a Manchester resident who was released from Guantanamo Bay in
2004 after 3 years of imprisonment without charge.
Plus a short video showing this week's camp xray action in whitechapel.
SOCPA - THE MOVIE (2007, 60 mins)
This film looks at the how the increased repression in this country is being played out in legislation was passed in order to rid Parliament Square of Brian Haw, the lone protestor who has camped outside parliament since 2001 in full and defiant sight of the politicians who had voted to support the so-called 'war on terror'.
The film follows Haw’s successful battle to remain, but also shows the enormous creativity and tenacity of other campaigners appalled at the idea that we have to ask for permission to protest near Parliament. The comedy and farce of the situation is explored with Sunday picnics, crazy cops and Charlie Chaplin lookalikes, but the dark side is equally exposed with police assaults, stories of harassment and persecution, and the discriminatory application of the law for political ends.
On Saturday, the Zimbabwe Vigil are having a wake to mark the fifth anniversary of their demos outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in the Strand to protest against human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. They are holding a social event at the rampART after this Saturdays vigil with traditional Zimbabwean food, drink and music.
Free entry, donation for food & drink, fundraising towards the campaign.
For more information on the Vigil, check www.zimvigil.co.uk.