July's Indymedia Film Night: Your Ideas?
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Thursday May 11, 2006 17:18 by imcvol - Bristol Indymedia, Film Night Crew
What would you show?
The Bristol Indymedia film night in July will be a retrospective of some of the films we have shown over the last few years. What would you show?
'Battle of Algiers' - shown on a very busy November, 2005
The Bristol Indymedia film night in July will be a retrospective of some of the films we have shown over the last few years. We will take a fresh look at the sad, the funny, the interesting, the shocking, and the unashamedly grumpy. We would like to know what your favourite would be? What films (either feature or short) have you seen that you think we should re-show to celebrate its power, impact or particular axe to grind!?
Either post your suggestions as comments on this article or email us your ideas!
PS. June's film night will be:
Bristol Indymedia Film Night - Colombia: The Real War on Terror
Monday 5th June @ Cube Cinema. Doors open 7.30pm, film starts at 8pm.
£2/3 though nobody turned away for lack of funds.
There is a huge scandal unfolding; government collaboration with terrorist groups, death squads interfering with a democratic vote - where is this? Palestine? Iraq? Iran? No. Colombia; and the reason the news is not frontpage, is because this time the government in cahoots with the terrorists is on 'our' side. Welcome to the real war on terror: Presented by Bristol Colombia Solidarity group we are pleased to show 'Empire in the Andes: The War on the Poor'. Since 9/11, what the US is doing in Colombia has taken place largely out of the public eye as the media's attention is on the Middle East. The film looks at what the billions of dollars that are being poured into Colombia. Human rights organisations have denounced the close relationship between the Colombian government and the paramilitary groups who are responsible for the majority of abuses in Colombia, but the US and the EU continues to pay. Why? The Andean region is rich in natural resources, including petroleum. The film raises questions about who benefits from the actions of the US and EU government - people or corporations?
Supported by a cast of short films including a short about the kids project, 'Casa Taller' - where some of the proceeds from tonight will be going.
Venue: Cube Cinema: Dove St South (off Kings Square), Bristol