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Positive Global Movements

Teresa | 29.01.2005 01:12 | Culture | Social Struggles | London

Positive Global Movements is an exhibition with film forums happening at Rampart Social Creative Centre in London, England, from the 6th to the 12th of February 2005.

Positive Global Movements
6th - 11th February 2005, 6pm - 11pm
Rampart Creative Social Centre
15 to 17 Rampart St. London E1, off Commercial Rd. nearest tube Whitechapel

On the 12th of Feb we join The Creative Forum at St. George's Theatre, 49 Tufnell Park N7 0PS

Positive Global Movements is an exhibition with film forums happening at Rampart Social Creative Centre in London, England, from the 6th to the 12th of February 2005.
Celebrating "The Movement of Movements" - the growth of people's uprising and taking control of their communities without leadership across the world.
Covering community self-organisation to ground-level politics and activism this exhibition aims to consoldiate this momentus global social change.
It is an exhibition of photographs and information about positive global movements and the technology that supports them with video screenings followed by discussions.

SUNDAY 6th at 6.30pm
Video (30m) : The Alberdi school, a Venezuelan school taken over by the community runs succesfully as an example of what progresive education can
developed into.

Video (74m): The Revolution will not be televised
Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when Venezuelan democraticaly elected president Hugo Chavez was forcibly removed from office. They were also present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid cheering aides from the masses. Their film records what was probably history's shortest-lived coup d'état. It's a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela "Washington‚s biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba."

Forum: Venezuela Revolution within the Revolution
with Venezuelan trade unionist Ricardo Martinez and English photographer Jason Harris who is showing his photographs of the Alberdi school. Read about Ricardo Martinez and Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution at

MONDAY 7th at 6.30pm
Video (30m): Basta Bolivia, Enough Bolivia
The Gas War began with the government's plan for a $5.2 billion dollar natural gas pipeline project to export gas to the United States, controlled by a consortium, including Repsol/YPF SA, British Gas (UK). However social movements, who found out the unfair conditions of the contract, stopped in its tracks the multibillion plan, ending with the president Sanchez de Lozada fleeing the country and more than 80 civilians were shotdead. Read more at

Forum: Bolivia local resistance and globalisation
with Amancay Colque from Bolivia Solidarity Campaing.

Video (50m): The Coconut Revolution
The modern-day story of a native peoples' remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) - and won despite a military occupation and blockade.

TUESDAY 8th at 6.30pm
video: Argentine collapse of the economy brought about by the corruption of transnational corporations created unprecedented social movements.

Forum: grass roots and alternative economy with Josef Davies-Coates. Coinciding with United Diversity 4th birthday

75m video: The Fourth World War
From the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, 'the North' from Seattle to Genova, and the 'War on Terror' in New York, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It is the story of men and women around the world who resist being annihilated in this war.

WEDNESDAY 9th at 6.30pm
London Rising Tide: 2 short films: 'Oil Be Damned' - a disrespectful look at BPs Baku-Ceyhan pipeline, and 'Art Not Oil' - a super-speedy account of London Rising Tide's blockade of the National Portrait Gallery on the night of the announcement of the winner of the BP Portrait Award in July 2004.

Colombia Solidarity Campaign: documentary on coca crops fumigation in Colombia by US government.

Forum: 'Where environmental struggle meets social struggle and realises they are
one and the same - a workshop on the common ground opened up by London Rising Tide and the Colombia Solidarity Campaign.'

THURSDAY 10th at 6.30pm
Video: Zapatistas The voice of the voiceless
A film portraying the people's radio in the estate of Chiapas Mexico. Showing the use of independent media as a tool against oppression.

Forum: Reclaiming the media
Internet Video Technology for Broadband ADSL with Romek from SpiKy Black Cat Records. Independent journalism with Indymedia, community tv and radio broadcasting.

FRIDAY 11th at 6.30pm
short films: undercurrents, indymedia and others.
Forum: The people reclaiming globalisation from the corporations and governments and introducing accountability.

Film (145m): The Corporation
One hundred and fifty years ago, the corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is a vivid, dramatic and pervasive presence in all our lives.
Like the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist Party in other times and places, the corporation is today’s dominant institution. But history humbles dominant institutions. All have been crushed, belittled or absorbed into some new order.
The corporation is unlikely to be the first to defy history.

Saturday 12th 1pm - 8pm
The exhibition is transporting up to St. George's Theatre for The Creative Forum Event where Jason Harris will give an illustrated talk about the Alberdi School. A Venezuelan school run by the community.

Film (80m): When Women Unite
In 1992, women in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh revolt against government supply of liquor to their villages. The resistance spreads like wildfire. In four months, 800 village shops have been stormed and shut by angry women. In 12 months, the movement has spread across the state of Andhra Pradhesh. Three years later, the government is compelled to declare state-wide prohibition. It is an account of actual incidents put together through the testimonies of activists, government officials, liquor dons and the women in 22 villages of Nellore district recreating the emotional intensity and the tensions of the struggle.



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