The Other Cinema
[The last thursday of every month]
11 Rupert Street,
Tel: 020 7437 0757
Nearest tubes: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Sq.
An ongoing showcase of contemporary filmmakers who are finding new forms of cinema to show resistance to globalization throughout the world.
'Another Way Is Possible'
85 minutes. 2002
A film by Elisabetta Andreoli, Gabriele Muzio and Max Pugh
This is a film about the political and social transformation of Venezuela. One of the few democratically elected countries that has chosen an autonomous path against the dogma of globalisation and neo-liberalism and for the interests of its people. The film is a vigorous and moving tribute to the political consciousness and determination of the people of Venezuela. It tells the story of a another world which is not just POSSIBLE but EXISTS.
50 minutes. 2001
A film by Dom Rotheroe. Produced by Mike Chamberlain.
When Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) decided to step up production at the Panguna Mine on the island of Bougainville, they got more than they bargained for. The island's people were fed up of seeing their environment ruined and their people exploited. So they shut down the mines and formed the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA). This is the modern-day story of a native peoples' remarkable victory over Western Colonial powers. A Pacific island rose up in arms against a giant mining corporation - and won!
Vision Machine present
'The Globalisation Tapes' - 70 minutes. 2002
'The Delmarva Chicken of Tommorow' - 15 minutes. 2002
A film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
We are starting a series of screenings at the Spitz gallery in Spitalfields Market, Nearest tube - Liverpool street.
On April 10th - we will be showing Anti-war shorts, and the Indymedia Quebec film - about the FTAA struggles in the Americas.
Keep an eye on this space for future events.
Genoa Red Zone
In July 2001 leaders from the world's eight most powerful nations (G8) met in the Italian port of Genova. Encircled by a vast steel fence and declared 'off limits' - the city centre became the forum for a brutal and bloody weekend. Despite unprecedented levels of security over 300,000 protesters joined forces to highlight their frustration at increasingly dictatorial, profit-hungry systems of government spearheaded by the G8.
This film does not hide from the truth: Staggering images of violence provide gritty realism yet the beauty of resistance shines through. Despite the repression, a multitude of voices were heard in Genova: Landless Peruvian peasants stood side by side with Sicilian cheese farmers; national boundaries were overturned as an global body of people demanded a world built on social and environmental equality. That flame - it appears - is impossible to extinguish.
Working with over 160 hours of protest-based footage recorded by scores of D.I.Y video teams, an international group of film-makers from Italy, Ireland and the UK set out to unpick the events surrounding those brutal Genova days. This film presents a radical narrative of the build-up to the events, presents the protests at street level and concludes with the long-term struggle for justice in the aftermath of the demonstrations.
Running time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
£7.50 (including P&P)
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Po Box 587, London, SW2 4HA, UK.
Films will be dispatched with 28 days.
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but contact Indymedia UK if a copy is needed for a public screening
The film covers the gathering of anti-capitalist protesters in September 2000 against the IMF and the World Bank conference in Prague. Interviews with activists and campaigners from the southern hemisphere give damning criticism of the IMF and World Bank policies as the film charts the preparations for the day of action in Prague, the day itself and its aftermath.
At 86 minutes, with contributions from 28 video collectives who covered the events from start to finish - the film portrays the diversity of views within the 20,000 protesters. After the event footage was cut together in Amsterdam and the sequences edited into a narrative in Rome.
Culture Shop - radical videos online
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