It’s Greenbelt time again! Find out more about the amazing Greenbelt Arts Festival, 26-29th August here – line up includes Billy Bragg, The Unthanks, Kate Rusby, Don Letts, and the legendary Mavis Staples.
Once more, Tipping Point Film Fund is looking forward to hosting a documentary film strand as part of Greenbelt’s film programme this year. The films reflect the theme for this year’s festival – ‘Dreams of Home’ – and will screen at the same time, 2.30pm, over the three days. Each in their own way, tell stories of struggle and hope in the face of extreme adversity.
Budrus and Son of Babylon are screened in association with Dogwoof – our partner for these events.
All films are screened at the FILM venue.
TPFF’S GREENBELT DOCUMENTARY FILM PROGRAMME
Saturday 27th August 2.30-5pm. Iraq: War Love God & Madness – by Mohamed Al Daradji
Truth is stranger than fiction as we are led on a personal journey into Iraq, by director Mohamed Al-Daradji and his crew as, in 2004, they attempt to shoot a feature film encircled by war and senseless violence. Undaunted by the volatile dangers this is an extraordinary feature documentary.
We are delighted to have producer Isabelle Stead join us for the post film discussion/Q&A.
More info and clip here: http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/festival/contributors/84660
Sunday 28th August 2.30-5pm. Budrus – by Julia Bacha
A multi-award winning, action-packed documentary about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier.
We are delighted to have Linda Ramsden, the UK Director of ICAHD UK, join us for the post film discussion. She has recently visited Budrus and will share her recent experiences with us in light of the film, as well as explain more about her extraordinary work with ICAHD UK (Israeli Committee against house demolitions).
More info and clip here: http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/festival/contributors/84659
With special thanks to Dogwoof for their support of this event
Monday 29th August 2.30pm. Our Generation – by Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis.
Our Generation is a rollercoaster journey into the heart of the struggle between Australia’s Indigenous peoples and the Austrialian government – a story most certainly not just about the past, but the present-day. A hidden shame that is pushing the world’s oldest living culture to the edge, reveals the shocking policies being pursued by the Australian government to remove them from their homelands.
More info and clip here: http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/festival/contributors/84661
Saturday 27th August 5pm – Son of Bablyon
We are also screening Son of Babylon by Mohamed Al Daradji, which is the latest, highly acclaimed fiction film by this prolific director, also produced by Isabelle Stead.
The film will be followed by Q&A with Isabelle Stead, who will also tell us more about the campaign that the film has created: Iraq’s Missing – http://www.iraqsmissing.org/
More info and clip here: http://sonofbabylon.co.uk/
With thanks to Dogwoof for their support of this event