Programme: Day 25 Doc Media Month


Friday 25th

7th Leicester Docfilm Festival documentary film showcase to mark the UN Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Showcase A (starts 12 midday) – co-hosted by staff from Zinthiya Trust who recently received funding from The Big Lottery for a project to support Women and Girls suffering or at risk of FGM, honour based violence and forced marriage in Leicester. They aim to share best practice and learning’s with other organisations working in the area.

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12.30pm – an opportunity to view a very special photography exhibition by Senika Simons of her project ‘I Am Woman, I Am Senika‘.


Also 3 short films from OdysseyNetworks in the USA – Domestic Violence: Nicole’s Story / The Quest To End Child Trafficking / Faith Response To Domestic Violence. Thanks to Michelle Budnick-Duque, Line Producer at Transform Films Inc. for supporting this screening.

“Odyssey is the USA’s largest multi-faith media coalition with over 100 members, including faith groups, organizations and individuals. Our stories explore a wide range of issues including peace, tolerance, social justice and the environment.”


Showcase B (starts 1.30pm) – screening supported by Leicestershire Police.

The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in the modern day US and UK – where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.

This isn’t based on real life. This is real life.

Local Journalist, Maxine Beasley.

12-3pm 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. Tonight we are screening the 2nd part approx. 1 hr 30 mins. Description below:

“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.”

6-8pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross


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