In October, we launched a series of film screenings and discussions on the third Sunday of each month in collaboration with Hackney North Labour Party and Brewer’s Bar with the brilliant documentary Still The Enemy Within. All these events are free and any donations are used to cover licensing fees and then given to a related campaign group. Here’s what’s coming up in the next few months:
On Sunday 20th January, we’ll be showing Shadow World. This feature length 2016 documentary, yet to be released in the UK, is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar global arms trade. Directed by Johan Grimonprez, the film reveals how the international trade in weapons – with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents – fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering. After watching the film we’ll be sharing our views about it with its writer Andrew Feinstein. Book tickets here.
On Sunday 17th February, we’ll be showing Chocolate City. This documentary explores the rapid gentrification of Washington DC through the eyes of a group of local women who are fighting to return to their neighbourhood after being forced from their homes as part of a massive nation-wide redevelopment programme in 2003. Although living in the shadows of power, their story celebrates the strength of communities and the capacity of art to inspire change. After watching the film we’ll be sharing our views about it with Sam Wild one of the film-makers behind the documentary. Book tickets here.
On Sunday 17th March, we’ll be showing The Big Short. This is the most radical mainstream Hollywood movie to deal with the global financial crisis. It follows a group of investors who bet against the US mortgage market when they uncover how corrupt it is. After watching the film we’ll be sharing our views about it with economist Grace Blakeley. Due to restrictions on showing the film, this screening is for Hackney Labour members only. Book tickets here.
The film screenings will then take an extended break for Easter returning with some more great films and speakers in June.
If you have suggestions for films we should screen then contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org