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Doc Media Festival 2018 Film

Tuesday 6th November: After the Conflict

Join us for this documentary media showcase on what happens ‘After the Conflict’……how do people return home, what do they find….how do they continue to live?

Drawing on personal stories from Bosnia to Cambodia, Rwanda to the Rohingya.

Venue: DMU Campus, Mill Studios MS0.25

Start time: 6pm FREE entry – open to students, staff & public.

Documentary film showcase screening of Back to Bosnia in partnership with DMU Community and Criminal Justice Division and the Global Peace and Transitional Justice Research Group.

‘Back to Bosnia’ (67 mins)

Filmmaker Sabina Vajraca documents her Bosnian Muslim family’s return to their home of Banja Luka, Bosnia, to recover their stolen belongings many years after being forced to flee to the United States in this riveting film. In Bosnia, they witness the devastation of the city, visit war crimes sites, and confront the family that has been living in their former apartment — with all their furnishings — for a decade.

Kim Sadique, Head of Community & Criminal Justice (Acting) will introduce the film and briefly discuss her recent trip to Bosnia as a Community Champion with Remembering Srebrenica.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Doc Media Festival 2018 Film

Thursday 8th November: BURKINABÈ RISING

Documentary film showcase screening of ‘BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso’

Directed by Iara Lee (Cultures of Resistance Films)

Venue: DMU Campus, Mill Studios MS0.25

Start time: 6pm FREE entry – open to students, staff & public.

A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, killed in a coup d’état led by his best friend and advisor Blaise Compaoré, who then ruled the country as an autocrat for 27 years, till a massive popular insurrection led to his removal.

Today, the spirit of resistance and political change is mightier than ever and it permeates every aspect of the Burkinabe life.

It is an inspiration, not only to Africa, but to the rest of the world.

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Film

Programme: Friday 24th November

Using ‘documentary media’ resources in an educational setting

Come along and find out how you can use documentary film, photography, audio and new media to showcase real people, real places and real events in your learning space.

4-5pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

Beautiful Democracy (23 minutes)

Join us for this FREE screening and discussion of a pro-democracy activist documentary from New Zealand. Submitted by Rose Archer.

5pm-7pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

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Programme: Friday 17th November

Lost In The Nameless City (15 mins)

Join us for this FREE showcase screening by 8th DocFilm Festival.

This is an abstract documentary in the experimental genre commissioned by Filthy Lucre about urban space in London – combining video with photography and an original minimalist score.

It has recently won the Experimental Award at the 12 Months Film Festival (Romania), screening in competition at the Lemo Art Gallery (Berlin), Geo Film Festival & ExpoCinema / Official Selection (Cittadella, Padova, Italy), Experimental Film & Music Video Festival / Out of Competition (Toronto, Canada) and semi-finalist for the 2017 Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival / Semi-Finalist (Turkey).

Finally……congratulations to Paul on his selection in New York!

Paul wrote, “The award-winning Lost In The Nameless City will have its world premiere screening in New York City! My short experimental documentary is 1 of 31 short films selected from around the world showcased at The Cell in the Chelsea District of Manhattan. 9 countries are being represented: UK, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Iran, Poland, Spain and the United States with all films eligible for nominations in competition for various awards.”

I’m delighted to be screening this submission from Paul Vernon, a long term supporter of the DocFilm Festival since his two previous screenings at the 4th DocFilm Festival.

4.00-5.00pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

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Programme: Friday 10th November

The Homeless Film Festival (4th-18th November 2017) is a national festival that screens high-end films from around the world, all of which address homelessness or are made by homeless people.

Join us for this FREE showcase screening of 2 submissions to HFF 2017.

Street Blues (30 mins) -Documentary filmmaker, Nikolas Migut

Trailer | Street Blues (2015) from MigutMedia on Vimeo.

Home Free (16 mins) – Director, Marie Vanderrusten

HOME FREE TRAILER from Marie Vanderrusten on Vimeo.

5pm-6pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

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Programme: Thursday 9th November

 

TESTED

Nabbing a spot in one of New York City’s best public high schools can change kids lives…..but who gets in?

This documentary, which follows a diverse group of students hoping to ace a single admissions test, explores such important issues as equal access, stereotypes, affirmative action and the model minority myth.

For more information – www.testedfilm.com

FREE film screening (90 mins) and Q&A with Writer/Director Curtis Chin.

Screening in partnership with DMU Institute for Education Futures.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Curtis has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the San Diego Asian American Film Foundation. He has spoken at over 400 universities and non-profits in the US and abroad, with guest appearances on MSNBC, CNN and NPR, and in the publication Newsweek and other media outlets. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at NYU.

TESTED TRAILER from Noctilucent Productions on Vimeo.

6pm-8pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

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Film

Programme: Monday 6th November

Documentary media exhibition in the De Montfort University Kimberlin Library

Join us for this FREE event……. discover how documentary filmphotographyaudio and new media can be used to showcase the stories of global citizens and the issues that impact their lives……. real peoplereal places and real events.

BoB is the on demand TV and radio service for education. This academically-focused system allows staff and students at subscribing institutions to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search our archive of over 2 million broadcasts.  

 

BoB is currently used by over 120 universities and colleges to enhance teaching and learning.

11am-4pm Doc Media Centre ‘pop-up’ inside DMU Kimberlin Library, Mill Lane, Leicester LE2 7DR.

‘UN International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War & Conflict’.

On 5 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

Though mankind has always counted its war casualties in terms of dead and wounded soldiers and civilians, destroyed cities and livelihoods, the environment has often remained the un-publicised victim of war. Water wells have been polluted, crops torched, forests cut down, soils poisoned, and animals killed to gain military advantage.

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

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Programme: Thursday 2nd November

Can documentary film really bring about change?

Saying it does and proving it does can be quite difficult in the short term.

But what happens when we review a documentary over 3-10 years in light of events and view it with a global perspective.

This illustrated talk focused on three documentaries, that in my opinion, demonstrate at the very least they informed the debate and motivated people to take action.

We looked at the climate change debate and review the ground breaking documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth‘ by former US Vice President Al Gore from 2006. Did Al Gore’s predictions become reality over the proceeding 10 years and did the public take real action to change their habits?

Burma VJ took us inside the ‘closed’ Myanmar (Burma) of 2008 and a world that most of us will never experience. But with Aung San Suu Kyi now in power after 15 years ‘house arrest’, how did the films call for change in Myanmar pan out for those seeking to elect their national heroe.

Finally, we looked at 2013’s surprise box office hit Blackfish. The social media storm around the film did real damage to SeaWorlds business with its shares halving in value. How did this low-budget $76,000 film help the plight of captive whales and other animals around the World?”

5pm-6pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

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Film

Programme: Friday 10th November

The Homeless Film Festival (4th-18th November 2017) is a national festival that screens high-end films from around the world, all of which address homelessness or are made by homeless people.

Join us for this FREE showcase screening of 2 submissions to HFF 2017.

Street Blues (30 mins) -Documentary filmmaker, Nikolas Migut

Trailer | Street Blues (2015) from MigutMedia on Vimeo.

Home Free (16 mins) – Director, Marie Vanderrusten

HOME FREE TRAILER from Marie Vanderrusten on Vimeo.

5pm-6pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF

The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real peoplereal places and real events from around the world.

The documentary film programme is the 8th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

The Documentary Media Centre project organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media

The pop-up Documentary Media Centre will be hosted on the 1st Floor of 10 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.

For further information please email John Coster, Journalist on docmediacentre@gmail.com

Twitter @docmediacentre @citizenseye  @docfilmfestival  @conflictreportr

#docmedia2017

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Film

Programme: Day 29 Doc Media Month

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Tuesday 29th

Sandra Pollock, Founder of the Inspiring You channel on Leicestershire TV invited me for an interview.

Click here to watch – www.leics.tv

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Doc Media exhibition to mark the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 

Showcase of short clips from documentary films will include 5 Broken Cameras The Gatekeepers / Budrus / Waltz with Bashir.

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6-8pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross

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