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.
On Monday 7th April the AmnestyLDN group will be marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide and screening the documentary film “Shake Hands with the Devil”.
Film: Box: Hakamada jiken – inochi towa (dir. Banmei Takahashi, Japan, 2010, 120 minutes)
Monday, 17 March 2014 from 19:00 to 22:00
The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA London
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
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.