Liberation at Frontline

October 4, 2010 7:00 PM

Kim Longinotto presents – Sisters in Law

This fascinating, often hilarious documentary follows the work of Cameroonian State Prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba as they help women fight often-difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent.

October 1, 2010 7:00 PM

Liberation Season: Screening – The Hunger Season

The Hunger Season follows two years of an unfolding humanitarian crisis in one small African nation Swaziland, and uses this example to ask why, in spite of our incredible agricultural productivity, in spite of the Millennium Goals and a massive UN food aid programme, are we failing to solve the problem of hunger?

September 24, 2010 7:00 PM

CANCELLED: Screening – We Are Together

Filmed over three years, We Are Together tells the remarkable and moving story of a group of children who use music to overcome hardship and loss.

September 17, 2010 7:00 PM

Liberation Season: Screening – Good Fortune

Good Fortune explores how massive, international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.

September 13, 2010 7:00 PM

SOLD OUT: Screening – A Small Act

When Swedish teacher Hilde Back decides to sponsor a young, rural Kenyan student she thought little more about it. Years later, out of the blue she hears from Chris Mburu, now a Harvard Graduate and Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations. A Small Act bears witness to the ripple effect a single action can create.

August 24, 2010 7:00 PM

POSTPONED: From budget cuts to riots in the street: How will Britain react to government spending cuts?

After the recession, now come the cuts. The UK is facing some of the most stringent public sector budget cuts since the Second World War. Will the UK population accept the austerity measures being ushered in or take to the streets to oppose them? Are scenes similar to those in Greece likely in our cities?

August 23, 2010 7:00 PM

Liberation Season: Screening – 1968, with Martin Bell

1968 explores the events that left the world reeling. Amongst the height of flower power and free love, the world witnessed the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr, and Robert F Kennedy, rioting, the rise of Black Power and the May student uprisings in Paris.

August 20, 2010 7:00 PM

POSTPONED: Screening – Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech

Shouting Fire examines the naked truth behind this monumental canon on which America; “the land of the free”, rests. But perhaps more precariously than one might think. Director Liz Garbus, and her father Martin Garbus, a First Amendment Attorney, explore the complexities involved in upholding such a law. A law that is often steeped in controversy, double standards, unlawful censorship and sometimes even violence.

August 17, 2010 7:00 PM

Can unarmed people still change the world?

Can everyday people change the world? With conflicts raging across the world and European governments imposing stringent austerity measures, people are wondering more and more how they can play a role in shaping their future.

August 16, 2010 7:00 PM

Liberation Season: Screening – Made in Pakistan

In October 2007, Newsweek not only shook the Pakistani Community in America and abroad with it’s brash statement: “Pakistan is the most dangerous place in the world”, but also precipitated the making of Made in Pakistan, the first documentary to be released cinematically in Pakistan. The result was a cleverly-crafted piece of filmmaking introducing us to the another, brighter side of Pakistan.

August 13, 2010 7:00 PM

Liberation Season: Screening – American: The Bill Hicks Story

Charismatic and and piercingly witty to most, aggressively sanctimonious to a some, Hicks life and his life’s work are dramatically and viscerally brought to life in Harlock and Thomas’ acclaimed documentary.

August 11, 2010 7:00 PM

Google: friend or foe for news publishers?

View in iTunes There’s no doubting the power of Google: having re-written the online advertising rule-book, publishers around the world now use its AdSense system to make money and rely on its search algorithm to drive traffic. The company’s motto is “don’t be evil” – but is it a malign influence on the UK and […]

August 10, 2010 7:00 PM

Online Protest: power to the people?

View in iTunes Social media has opened up new ways for people to communicate, organise and campaign. But in what ways are people using social media for political ends? Looking at examples from around the world we will be examining the ways in which new tools are being used and the ways they have been […]

August 9, 2010 7:00 PM

Liberation Season: Screening – India’s Forgotten Women

India’s forgotten women delves into the sordid buried practices, bringing to light the startling reality of how the lives of women in India are often dictated by ancient rites and pitiless customs, alive and thriving within the world’s largest democracy

August 5, 2010 7:00 PM

Liberation Season: Screening – Africa’s Last Taboo

What is Africa’s last taboo? Emmy award winning journalist Sorious Samura brings to light the brutal and little reported contemporary persecution faced by tens of thousands of African gay men.