June Newsletter

Save the dates; project news; campaigns to support!

Dear Colleagues, Supporters and Friends,

Below is our summer calendar of events plus some project news as well as campaigns in the news.

We hope to see you at one or more of our events!

Save the Dates

Wednesday 15th June – find out more about what we do!

– for those (London based) who want to know more about what we do, how to get involved and how to support our work. Deb, Kev, Fran and Jen would love to meet you!

The Chapel Bar, Islington – 6.30pm

Venue: The Chapel Bar, (29a Penton Street, N1 9PX), 5 mins walk from Angel Tube (Cross to White Lion Street, walk to the top where it meets Penton Road, Chapel Bar is on the opposite corner. See a map here.)

TPFF is working with film-makers to raise production and campaign outreach – find out more here. And how you can get more involved.

Thursday 16 June – ‘Latin America Rising’ – film, panel, performance. Free Event

TPFF & Movimentos supported screening of Pablo Navarette’s ‘Inside the Revolution’ + panel discussion, followed by rap and beatbox performances from Lowkey, Rebel Diaz.

“Inside the Revolution…a rare film about Venezuela, a country in extraordinary transition. Watch this film because it is honest and fair and respectful of those who want to be told the truth about an epic attempt, flaws and all, to claim back the humanity of ordinary people.” – John Pilger (Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker).

5.30-6.45pm film7-9pm panel + performance

Venue: Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL More information – clips, event details

Event organised by Alborada and Beat Knowledge.

Wednesday 22nd June TPFF Film Club – ‘The Take’ by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis

Free Screening 7.30pm Chapel Bar, Islington

Award-winning film about the collapse of Argentina’s economy and the response of ordinary working people as they break all the rules to save their factories, their jobs – and their dignity – as they take on the local ruling elites, recapture their factories and make them succeed – as worker owned co-operatives. This film coincides with the start of the UK’s groundbreaking Co-operatives Fortnight – promoting the work and value of co-operation in the UK and abroad.

‘Fierce and Inspiring’ – Washington Post … ‘A suspenseful, cautionary tale universal in its implications’ LA Times…. ‘A cross between Michael Moore and Ken Loach’…. International Herald Tribune

This will be a FREE event – come and join us for a pre-mid summers day drink/screening/social gathering. No RSVPS – max 80 capacity, so come on time if you want a seat!

Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcostesK0Ik

For more information visit the website.

Venue: The Chapel Bar, (29a Penton Street, N1 9PX), 5 mins walk from Angel Tube (Cross to White Lion Street, walk to the top where it meets Penton Road, Chapel Bar is on the opposite corner. See a map here.)

Monday 4th July TPFF Film Club – ‘Just Do It’ – PRESS PREVIEW screening + Q&A with Director Emily James

Venue: The Lexi Cinema

Time: 8pm film, 9.30pm Q&A with Emily James

Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased through The Lexi Cinema website or by calling the box office on 0871 704 2069 (£1 Booking Fee).

Tickets are free to TPFF regular givers and annual donors of more than £60.

Read Empire’s review in full here: http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=137258

“Seriously topical but never so serious that it gets caught up in polemic, it’s a terrific story packed with characters and told with passion’. David Hughes, Empire Magazine

The inside story of some of the UK’s biggest troublemakers – a feature documentary about environmental direct action. Crowd funded and released this summer, Just Do It follows some fantastically inspiring women and men who most definitely got off their derrieres and did something – and made a difference. What more can you ask for?!

TPFF is proud to have supported Just Do It.

Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM8iAK58-G4&feature=player_embedded

More info: http://just-do-it.org.uk/

August Bank Holiday – TPFF Film Programme –  Greenbelt Festival (27-29th August)

TPFF returns to Greenbelt with a Tipping Point Film Programme over 3 days.

We team up with Dogwoof to present Mohamed Al-Daradji’s highly acclaimed new film‘Son of Babylon’ (Sat 27th) and award-winning film ‘Budrus’ (Sun 28th). Plus Al-Daradji’s documentary ‘Iraq: War, Love, God, Madness’ (Sat 27th) and ‘Our Generation’ by Sinem Saban & Damien Curtis (Mon 29th).


We Are Many – will mark the 10th anniversary of the global anti-Iraq invasion marches in 2013 and is a film about a single day and its aftermath – revealing both the power and potential of ordinary people, as well as the dark underbelly of the war machine.

We are currently planning  a one-off high profile fundraising event to kickstart the production funding effort – if you would like to know more about how you can help, email deborah@tippingpointfilmfund.com.

We’re delighted that US actor and activist Danny Glover has recently come on to support the film and joins a first-class list of endorsees including Ahdaf Soueif, Michael Mansfield QC, Brian Eno, Ken Loach, Janet Suzman, Bianca Jagger, Tariq Ali and Arundhati Roy – some of whom will appear in the film. Rachel Portman, Oscar winning composer is on board and ITVS in the US have expressed an interest in acquiring the film on completion.

Watch the new trailer here:- http://www.tippingpointfilmfund.com/projects/we-are-many/

If you would like to know more/support the film, email info@tippingpointfilmfund.com


Food Speculation

Lots of news recently about food speculation – food is now a financial commodity, to be traded and bet against just like any other, such as copper and oil. How can this be stopped?

See below for some campaign actions…

Recent Christian Aid Week report.
War on Want – Trade and the Food Crisis
WDM – Stop bankers betting on food: campaign to limit commodity speculation

Royal Bank of Scotland and Tar Sands

WDM – one last bank story + campaign action.

RBS funding tar sands…

Co-operatives Fortnight – 25th June-9th July

Do you want to narrow the gap between rich and poor? Here’s how Co-operative Fortnight thinks you can – through action to share ownership and wealth in a co-operative way.


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