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Sunday August 05 2012
Start Time: 02:00 PM
Redfest Radical Film day
bristol | miscellaneous | event notice Saturday August 04, 2012 11:02 by Anita Sully anita_sully at yahoo dot co dot uk
The new look lounge at the Red Lion, Whitehall Road, will be hosting a radical film day as part of Redfest.
Island of Flowers (15 mins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRGzQ-YCIBc)
Made in 1989, this Brazilian short film by Jorge Furtado is one of the most acclaimed non-fiction short films of all time. Tracking the path of a tomato from farm to waste ground, the film is a swift, amusing and bizarre account of a social system that values pigs more than poeple.
Daily Miracle (30 mins):
A short documentary on The Morning Star, Britain’s national daily newspaper which is widely acknowledged as the only English-language daily in the world. By Platform films, old hands in radical film since the Miners’ Campaign Tapes (1984)
David Harvey RSA short (10 mins): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOP2V_np2c0
The world’s most cited academic happens to be a Marxist. David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism, towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that could be responsible, just and humane.
Reel News film on the riots (20 mins): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faysa6h0lR8
Best film on last summer’s riots by far. Produced by the London radical video-activist group, Reel News, this film allows the communities to speak for themselves. Contrary to the racist reporting of the mainstream media or the government’s idiotic description of ‘sheer criminality’, ordinary people steadfastly draw connections between the riots and the poverty, consumerism and police brutality which causes them.
Hell Unltd (20 min: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPkjzg8Avdc)
Made in 1936 by a radical film collective in Glasgow, this is a protest against the arms trade coining it during a period when fascism was growing throughout Europe. One of the earliest anti-war films this is also one of the most impressive, mixing animation, live action, archival footage and titles in rapid tempo.
Steal This Film (1hr each): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpXK8mDTiNg
Steal This Film is an hour-long doc about copyright culture in the context of peer-to-peer file-sharing. One of the best produced in Britain on the subject, it says we need to think creatively about the future of distribution, production and creativity.
Oracion/Prayer (7min: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6pYZQBEHys)
Prayer for Marilyn Monroe is a short film from Cuba made in 1983 by Miriam Talavera and Marisol Trujillo. Integrates images of the Hollywood actress and verses from Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal to create a powerful Pan-American product.
This is What Democracy Looks Like (70 min: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBUZH2vCD_k ).
Classic feature documentary in the Battle of Seattle, the anti-summit protest that shut-down the meetings of the WTO in 2001. Made by US collective Big Noise films, this is one of the best and most radical films on the topic.
Now! (5min: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uRNA3SgUG8)