Shorts presented by the film makers
A programme of independent films and discussion on future prospects for alternative film making. The programme will include:
HAMMER AND FLAME
Vaughan Pilikian, GB, 2005, 10 mins
A vision into the maritime graveyards of northern India, where ship breakers tear apart the ghost hulls of dead tankers using the simplest of tools.
DEAR MRS BLAIR
A Camcorder Guerilla Film, GB, 2005, 15 mins
Dear Mrs Blair is a video letter to Cherie Blair from Glaswegian mother Rose Gentle, whose son ws killed in Iraq on June 2004. Rose believes his life was wasted on an illegal and unjustified war.
WHO SHOT THE SHERIFF?
Alan Miles, GB, 2005, extract
A documentary about the political and musical movement Rock Against Racism. The film tracks the rise of racism and the National Front in Britain during the 1970s; a generation - black and white – fought back against the nazi threat.
THE LADIES BRIDGE
Karen Livesly, GB, 2006, 27 mins
As the riverboats pass the Waterloo Bridge, the pilots tell us it was built by women during the second world war. The documentary sets out to find these women. It explores why not only they but an estimated 24,000 female construction workers seem to have been completely written out of history.
HASTA LA VICTORIA SIEMPRE (Forever Until Victory)
Santiago Alvarez, Cuba, 1965, 28 mins
This Film presents a strong indictment of US military in Bolivia. It contains televised speeches by Ernesto Che Guevara
ONE MAN AND HIS ISLAND
Platform Films, GB, 2002, 40 mins
A film about his declaration of independence from the UK by residents of the Isle of Dogs in 1970 , seen through the eyes of community leader Ted Johns.
* Discussion with the filmmakers follows.
Discussion scheduled to last a further 60mins.
Added by socialistfilm on September 29, 2006