DATES: 4 - 20 July 2010
LOCATION: Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham
Kicking It - Sunday, 4 July, 20.45
Intro & Q&A with Deborah Ball, International Partnership Manager, Homeless World Cup
Homelessness is the most visible human rights issue in the UK. It is evident in every major city and is a problem with no easy solution. 'Kicking It' is a documentary that looks at what happens when the homeless grab the ball and get in the game at the Homeless World Cup. From shattering misconceptions about the homeless to seeing people living at the edge of society discover that they also can be winners, the film shows in a real and powerful way that sport can and does change lives.
Erasing David - Friday, 9 July, 18.15
Intro & Q&A with Director David Bond
We live in one of the most intrusive surveillance states in the world. David Bond decided to find out how much private companies and the government know about him by putting himself under surveillance and attempting to disappear. Leaving his family he is tracked across the database state by two ruthless private investigators, forcing him to contemplate the meaning of privacy - and the loss of it.
Starsuckers - Tuesday, 13 July, 18.15
Intro & Q&A with Director Chris Atkins
From Chris Atkins, the director of Taking Liberties, Starsuckers is a fascinating journey into the dark underbelly of modern media, uncovering the real reasons for our addiction to fame and blowing the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it. This film begs the question: is the media in the UK exploiting their right to free speech?
Jean Charles - Tuesday, 20 July, 19.45
Intro & Q&A with Director Henrique Goldman
Four years after the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, this sensitively handled drama looks beyond the headlines to paint a portrait of the man as well as the climate of fear which gripped London in the summer of 2005. The police's readiness to shoot relates to an unease felt across the UK towards immigrants due to terrorism, but this
should not justify any risk to a person's right to life.
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The Human Rights Film Festival is a student-led initiative, which was started by two LLM students. The Festival, part of the Human Rights Film Series Project, shows engaging and provocative films which bring challenging human rights issues to life. The context of each film is introduced briefly by a relevant expert followed by discussion.
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