The flm was screened in Birmingham on Thursday 8 Sept starting at 6pm followed by a post-film discussion with the film’s director at VIVID, 140 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth – for map and directions click here.
Just Do It (E)- a tale of modern day outlaws
A film by Emily James (1hr 29mins)
Just Do It lifts the lid on climate activism and the daring troublemakers who have crossed the line to become modern-day outlaws. Documented over a year, Emily James’ film follows these activists as they blockade factories, attack coal power stations and glue themselves to the trading floors of international banks despite the very real threat of arrest.
The screening will be introduced by the director Emily James and will be followed by a discussion. Watch the trailer here
‘A smart, funny, adrenalised portrait of 21st century activism’ – The Guardian
Tickets cost £4 full price/ £3 concessions (Senior Citizens, Under 15s, ES40, NUS & Get Fit Card Holders)
The film is part of the Birmingham Human Rights Festival hosted by Birmingham Interantional Film Society (BIFS). For more details and festival programme visit: http://www.birmingham-film.org
**Special price for two films on the night – £7 Full price, £5 Concessions. Tickets will only be available on the door on the night – no advance sales. See below for information about the 2nd film on the same night ….
An Independent Mind (E) – FILM at 8:15 PM on Thursday 8 Sept at Vivid
Dir: Rex Bloomstein UK 2008 1hr 29mins
Article 19 enshrines the right to freedom of opinion and expression, yet the emergence of new threats challenges the balance between the security of the state and the freedom of the individual. Visiting Algeria, Burma, China, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Spain, Syria and the UK, Bloomstein’s film shows how eight artists and journalists have experienced resistance, persecution, exile, imprisonment and isolation for voicing their points of view.
The film will be introduced by director Rex Bloomstein, followed by a discussion on his film and the right to freedom of speech.
‘Bloomstein’s thoughtful, subtle film asks what has become of one of the defining questions of our time… Excellent’ – The Guardian
For individual screenings, tickets cost £4 full price/ £3 concessions (Senior Citizens, Under 15s, ES40, NUS & Get Fit Card Holders)
**Special price for both films on the night – £7 Full price, £5 Concessions. Tickets will only be available on the door on the night – no advance sales.