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Programme: Day 25 Doc Media Month

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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‘.

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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.”

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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.

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Local Journalist, Maxine Beasley.

12-3pm LCiL Social Media Cafe, West End Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester LE3 5PA

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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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Programme: Day 18 Doc Media Month

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Friday 18th

7th Leicester Docfilm Festival documentary film showcase to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016.

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James McLean introduces the film.

1pm, ‘Walk the Talk’ (16 min) – in August 2015, a group of volunteers walked from Leicester to London to raise awareness around the social policies that impact on psychological distress, particularly within the homeless population.

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The short film shows what they did and their subsequent meeting with Luciana Berger MP (former Shadow Minster of Mental Health). Thanks to Dani Harker, Trainee Clinical Psychologist for supporting this screening.

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12-2pm LCiL Social Media Cafe, West End Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester LE3 5PA

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The ‘pop-up’ Museum of Community Media display hosted at the Doc Media Centre will see children leading the workshops and curating content as part of the 2016 Kids in Museums ‘Takeover Day’. FREE event.

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Display of Kids in Museums Takeover promotional materials and several copies of the Association of Independent Museums (AiM) newsletter.
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Remembering the young peoples newspaper in partnership with the Leicester Mercury, The Wave. Front cover of Soar magazine – the 16 page ‘community’ section of which I was editor, had its own cover.

4-6pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross

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Join Nerina Boursinou and Daphne Mang for this special screening of the documentary, Future My Love.

Future My Love is a unique love story challenging our collective and personal utopias in search of freedom. At the brink of losing the idealistic love of her life, filmmaker Maja Borg takes us on a poetic road trip through the financial collapse, exploring a radically different economic and social model proposed by 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco.

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How much freedom are we prepared to give to the ones we love? And how much responsibility are we ready to take for our society? Carefully weaving a texture of archive footage, black and white Super 8 film, and colour HD, Borg poignantly depicts the universal struggle between our heads and hearts in times of radical change.

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website: www.futuremylove.com 

7-10pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross (please note this is a venue change)

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Programme: Day 11 Doc Media Month

untitledFriday 11th

8-9.30am BBC Radio Leicester – join us as we mark Armistice Day ‘live’ on air at BBC Radio Leicester with an exhibition by Jonathan Capewell of WW1Tigers.com,

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Jonathan Capewell, Founder of WW1 Tigers website.

John Dilley of Newspapers and the Great War 

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BBC Radio Leicester Presenter, Jim Davies interviews John Dilley about his original The Market Harborough Advertiser newspaper from 14th November 1916.

and my projects: Conflict Reportage and Military History Live.

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BBC Radio Leicester Presenter, Jim Davies interviews Jonathan Capewell about his WW1 Tigers project.

11am The Beacons, Highcross – join us at the new Digital Light Sculptures (The Beacons) at Highcross for the 2 minute Silence and the unveiling of Jonathan Capwell’s photo display of unidentified WW1 ‘Tigers’ soldiers….see if you can help identify them.

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WW1 Tigers website image on the Digital Light Sculptures at Highcross. If people recognise any of the images please get in touch.
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Jonathan Capewell interviewed by BBC Radio Leicester Presenter, Dave Andrews before the 2 minute silence.
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BBC Radio Leicester Presenter, Dave Andrews interviews the Highcross General Manager, Jo Tallack.

To mark the Armistice Day of World War One we discuss the number of serviceman who returned with life changing injuries, the terms given to them (many of which today are seen as offensive) and the developments in care over the 100 years since.


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Jonathan Capewell (l) & John Dilley.

12-2pm LCiL Social Media Cafe, West End Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester LE3 5PA

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Display at the Social Media Cafe, West End Centre.

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Doc Media exhibition – includes 7th Leicester Docfilm Festival documentary film showcase covering global conflict and the work of photographers operating in conflict zones – review their work, view their Instagram feeds and discuss the rise of Facebook ‘live’ streaming.

6-8pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross

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The Conflict Reportage magazine on Flipboard has links to many of the World’s best conflict reporters.
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Programme: Day 4 Doc Media Month

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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

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Social Media Cafe attendees viewing the Homeless Film Festival 2016 showcase.

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.

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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.”

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Group discussion after the showcase screening.

12-2pm LCiL Social Media Cafe, West End Centre, Andrewes Street, Leicester LE3 5PA

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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.

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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.”

6-9pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross

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