Homeless Film Festival 2016 – join us for a showcase of short films about homelessness from across the globe – Walk the Talk / Poison Flower trailer (screening next Tuesday 8th 6pm at The Y) and Somewhere To Call Home.
Screening at 1pm we have the European premiere of ‘Destiny’s Bridge‘ by Jack Ballo.
“A homeless minister stands up to a New Jersey town that is evicting him, along with 80 other people living in the woods. Police raids and arrests bring uncertainty to the off-the-grid residents that are staking claim to the unused public land that they have been living on for eight years.
With the town closing in and eviction on their doorstep, the innovative homesteaders set out to create their own self-sustained tiny house community called Destiny’s Bridge.”
12-2pm LCiL Social Media Cafe, West End Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester LE3 5PA
Doc Media centre, Highcross – 6pm start – Join us for this special Documentary Media Month event in which we review HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis and discuss its content. We are screening this documentary in 2 parts – tonight is Part 1 approx. 1 hr 45mins. Part 2 will be screened on Friday 25th November from 6pm.
“We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. And those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed – they have no idea what to do.
This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening – but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.
It shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West – not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves – have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. But because it is all around us we accept it as normal.
But there is another world outside. Forces that politicians tried to forget and bury forty years ago – that then festered and mutated – but which are now turning on us with a vengeful fury. Piercing though the wall of our fake world.”
6-9pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross