From Richard Attenborough to Michael Moore

Reclaiming the cinema: films for social change

From Richard Attenborough to Michael Moore, there’s no doubt that films have changed the world: but in a changing world, how are filmmakers and campaigners keeping pace?

The Yes Men Fix the WorldTipping Point Film Fund is please to announce that it will be taking part in the Take One Action Festival.  A festival that brings people and movies who are changing the world together.

Deborah Burton, co-founder of Tipping Point Film Fund, will be taking part in the symposium Reclaiming the Cinema at the festival on Friday 25th September. The symposium will look at funding, presentation and distribution of films for social change.

Mixing debate, new work and compelling talks from some of the leading players in Britain’s emerging global action cinema scene, the symposium event will give you the opportunity to explore the latest thinking about popular film as a tool for social change. Open to everyone, but of special value to activists, filmmakers and people interested in communications and culture.

Speakers include distributor Oli Harbottle (Dogwoof – Burma VJ, Age of Stupid, The End of the Line), campaigner and director Mike Bonanno (The Yes Men Fix the World), campaigner turned talent-spotter Deborah Burton (Tipping Point Film Fund – Bamako, Black Gold) and Simon Bateson (Director, Take One Action).

Cry Freedom achieved more to tell the world about apartheid in South Africa in one year than all my years on Robben Island…
– Nelson Mandela

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