Monday 26th March, 2007

Screening: War Games

War Games is the story of a community’s struggle to stage its own Olympic Games in Southern Sudan – a few miles from the frontline of Africa’s longest-running civil war.

Sunday 25th March, 2007

Preview Screening: Child Slavery with Rageh Omaar

It has been more than 200 years since Great Britain abolished the Trans-Atlantic slave trade but across the world, slavery is still big business.

Saturday 24th March, 2007

Screening: Network

A special candlelit screening of an all time great feature film.

Mixed platter of ox tongue, shredded duck, Denhay ham, and organic oak-smoked salmon accompanied by Villavieja Chenin/Torrontes 2006 and Villavieja Tempranillo/Bonarda 2005 served during the film.

Network is an Academy Award-winning 1976 satirical film about a fictional television network Union Broadcasting System (UBS) and its struggle with poor TV ratings.

Sunday 18th March, 2007

Screening: Letters from Denmark

A year ago Denmark erupted in heated debate after 12 newspaper cartoons of the prophet Mohammed were published by a Danish newspaper. In the Muslim world there were violent protests. Elsewhere supporters claimed that nothing less than the freedom of democratic expression was at stake.

Monday 12th March, 2007

Double-Bill Screening: Beirut Under Siege (Katia Saleh) and Child Miners (Rodrigo Vazquez)

Beirut under Siege:
This film vividly captures what it was like for individual Lebanese families during the month-long war between Israel and Hezbollah in July 2006
Child Miners:
Jorge’s father is ill and can’t work. Alex’s father died of the “mine disease”.

Monday 5th March, 2007

Screening: Suspect Nation

Since Tony Blair’s New Labour government came to power in 1997, the UK civil liberties landscape has changed dramatically.

Sunday 4th March, 2007

Reel Bad Arabs: Launch of the BAFTA Arab Cinema Weekend

Based on Dr. Jack Shaheen’s best-selling book, this documentary examines the Arab stereotypes produced by America’s dream factory for the past 100 years from silent movies to today’s blockbusters.

Monday 26th February, 2007

Screening: View From A Grain of Sand

Shot in the sprawling refugee camps of the North West Frontier province in Pakistan and Kabul, Afghanistan, View From A Grain of Sand tells the story of three Afghan women, each dramatically affected by the different regimes of the last twenty-five years. 

Sunday 25th February, 2007

Screening: The US vs John Lennon

In The U.S. vs. John Lennon, directors David Leaf and John Scheinfeld trace the singer’s evolution as an activist and the powerful forces that rose up against him.

Sunday 18th February, 2007

Screening: The Trial of Tony Blair

Biting feature-length satire portraying the private travails of the British Prime Minister as he leaves office after more than a decade in power.

Tuesday 13th February, 2007

Screening: Blood on the Stone

The film reveals how, despite industry claims, illicit African diamonds are still being smuggled and sold.

Monday 12th February, 2007

Double-Bill Screening: India’s Hidden War and Congo: The UN’s Dirty War (Unreported World)

India’s Hidden War: Unreported World travels deep into the Indian jungle to show how the country’s economic aspirations are fuelling an increasingly bloody civil war.

Congo: The UN’s Dirty War: Unreported World travels to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, and uncovers evidence that UN troops are supporting Congolese government forces even as they carry out indiscriminate attacks, sometimes against civilian targets.

Sunday 11th February, 2007

Screening: How to Poison a Spy

Panorama’s investigation into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko has found that it is likely there were multiple attempts to poison him with Polonium 210 with the first as early as two weeks before he visited the London Sushi Bar on November 1.