Women’s Rights in Iran – Film screening and discussion

Tuesday 10th March 2015 6.30pm at Human Rights Action Centre
Iran is much more than what we see from it through the filters of the media. Although we can follow any advancements on the nuclear talks, we hardly get any information on the lives of ordinary Iranians in the news. This event wants to change this. It aims to draw a clear picture of the lives of Iranian women by dint of a film and a panel discussion.
The one-hour documentary from Hossein Martin Fazeli and Sheema Kalbasi explores the women’s fight for equality and struggle with the rigid Sharia law. Afterwards, Human Rights experts will share their views on the topic and answer questions from the audience.Please note that doors open at 6.30pm and the film starts at 7pm. After the discussion attendees are invited to a small drink reception.Please join us to explore more about Iran and discuss this contemporary human rights issue.
Get a free ticket here: Women on the Front Line

Hear what football has to say on human rights…


Preview video for Sidelines film festival from 6-8 June in London – find out full details at http://www.amnesty.org.uk/issues/Sidelines%3A-Football-film-festival

Football, like all sport, should be a force for good but too often we hear of human rights being overlooked within and around the game. On the eve of the World Cup in Brazil, Amnesty UK and partner organisations present a weekend of films, and lively discussions all with a football and human rights theme.

Free Screening of North Korea Film ‘The Apostle’

In the week that the grim findings of a UN report into human rights abuses in North Korea are presented to the human rights council in Geneva, the International North Korean’s Association for Human Rights and Democracy is hosting a screening of a film about religious persecution in North Korea at Amnesty International’s UK office in Shoreditch. 

Film: Dirty Wars – Sunday

On Sunday at 3pm there is an interesting film with speakers and discussion at the Greenwich Picturehouse. The film is Dirty Wars and is a documentary on the War on Terror where investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill embarks on a chilling and revelatory journey in Afghanistan into its dark underbelly.

For full details see the Greenwich Picturehouse Website

Leave to Remain on at Goldsmith’s College on Thursday (28th)

Location and time: Thursday 28 November, 7pm, RHB 309 Goldsmiths College (Richard Hogart Building, entrance on Lewisham Way close to junction with Dixon Road)

Here’s a link to the film’s website: http://leave2remainthefilm.com/

Leave to Remain began life at a film academy that gave unaccompanied minors who were seeking asylum in the UK the chance to train in filmmaking. Frustrated by the attempts to apply tired debates on immigration to the young people he met, director Bruce Goodison conceived of a 3 year project to train cast and crew for a film that would tell the unique stories of teenage asylum seekers. Utilising his experience in documentary filmmaking to narrative story telling, the film tells the stories of Omar, Abdul and Zizidi, all played with great emotional intelligence by three bright new talents. Supported by more established actors, including Toby Jones, in the adult roles and featuring a soundtrack by Mercury award wining Alt-J, Goodison’s film is a dramatically absorbing and poignant contribution to contemporary discussions on immigration in the UK.

The film screening will be followed by a Q and A with the director, Bruce Goodison and actors from the film.

It is kindly requested for there to be no personal questions directed to actors on their experiences of the asylum process.