The war in eastern Ukraine between Russian-backed rebels and the Ukrainian army has killed more than 10,000 people over four years, and peace remains a distant prospect. Despite the violence a new bakery has opened which brings some comfort and sustenance to war-weary locals.
Representing the nations unheard voices Invisible Britain expose the social housing scandal and the unsavory unseen forces that guide policy in Dispossession. Renewal, demolition, and development are the key themes in a story that centers the human consequences of a chronic affordable housing shortage. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Paul Sng, Lisa McKenzie, Pam Douglas and Cash Carraway.
Jaz and Nils O'hara, former residents of the "Calais Jungle" and co-founders of The Worldwide Tribe talk life inside the camps and working in the humanitarian sector.
Co-founder of Copwatch Jacob Crawford and director Camilla Hall bring you the story of the “Cop Watchers” dedicated to bringing awareness to their community and exposing police brutality/harassment. They are legally recording/documenting each arrest but often find themselves to be the victims of chaos. Jacob, Camilla, Imran Azam and Alistair Morgan will take part in a panel discussion after the screening.
Part band doc, part critique of the state of the nation, Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain follows the un-compromising Nottingham band as they travel the nation articulating the rage and desperation of the marginalised in austerity Britain. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Paul Sng and Lisa McKenzie
Follow the people who go to all lengths to save the planet’s last animals. From scientists to activists and Africa’s front lines to behind the scenes of Asian markets to the United States The Last Animals takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction.
"The Fireflies" (an amateur cycling group) tackle the toughest peaks in Europe every year to raise money for leukaemia charity Bloodwise. Nick Mason has directed a gruelling short film documenting the sheer grit and effort that it takes to master the treacherous Alpine route.
From one utopia to another. Allow yourself to be spirited away to Damanhur, a self-styled, autonomous paradise in the Italian Alps. Author and some time Damanhur resident David Bramwell gives the inside perspective on the communes secrets as he presents time travel, singing plants and sojourns in Atlantis.
Hotel Garibaldi offers a glimpse into migrant life in an increasingly acerbic social and political climate. Sophia Seymour and Daisy Squires follow four west African migrants as they attempt to avoid the very real risks posed by the mafia, the sex trade, slavery and the prospect of a watery grave.