Creative Activism – Help Us Do More?

Creative Activism – Help Us Do More?

Dear friends,

April sees us launch our first major Tipping Point Funding Appeal – it’s a campaign that we will run from April to June and is being done via the PATREON funding platform.

PATREON is very much about continuous support for creative projects – we are increasingly seeing our work as ‘creative activism’ and feel that this USA platform is the best place for us to showcase our work.

The Tipping Point banner (Tipping Point North South with Tipping Point Film Fund as its main activity to date) embraces support for film through cinema documentaries and occasional in-house short films; a long running film club; and a number of film focussed collaborative events.  It has delivered a number public events on a variety of single issue campaigns (Palestine; tax justice; environment & breast cancer) and has also developed its own in-house campaigns (military spending; environment and breast cancer).

Forthcoming projects will continue to reflect this diverse programme of work as we continue to initiate and deliver activities of a high standard, which reach out to both the public and decision-makers alike.

We are supported primarily through grants and individual (some major) donors. As our work matures and expands, so we also want to expand our small scale individual funding base. So, we are encouraging all our friends and supporters to find out more about what we do and spread the word about out work. We know times are incredibly tough, but if you see the value in the kind of creative activism we undertake, then we would love you to think about supporting our work.

We are a small organisation, with a very small cost base, committed to ethical practise. We believe in this, that

The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter the way people look at reality, then you can change the world.’
James Baldwin

Please find out more on our PATREON PAGE. If you are considering a donation, simply click ‘open an account’ (you can use credit/debit cards or paypal) and follow directions.Have a great Easter.

Best wishes
Deborah, Kevin, Justin and all at Tipping Point

Highlights of our work

CREATIVE ACTIVISM – Help Us Do More?

CREATIVE ACTIVISM – Help Us Do More?

Dear friends,

Become my patron on PatreonApril sees us launch our first major Tipping Point Funding Appeal  – it’s a campaign that we will run from April to June and is being done via the PATREON funding platform.

PATREON is very much about continuous support for creative projects – we are increasingly seeing our work as ‘creative activism’ and feel that this USA platform is the best place for us to showcase our work.
Continue reading

From Pink to Prevention – asking Big Questions about Breast Cancer

From Pink to Prevention – asking Big Questions about Breast Cancer

Dear friends, supporters, colleagues,

From Pink to Prevention –a new campaign

Save the Date for our first campaign meeting on Tuesday 27th January 6.30pm – more details at end of page

Big QuestionWelcome to our new campaign: From Pink to Prevention. We want to:-

  • put the questions out there about environmental and occupational links to breast cancer.
  • offer up some answers as to WHY primary prevention is persistently ignored.
  • make the barriers to primary prevention widely known.
  • focus on the vested interests barrier and share that information with the public, media, sister campaign groups, politicians and policy-makers.
  • identify some key ‘vested interests’ and view their real and potential impact on breast cancer policy, from government through to cancer establishment.
  • provide readily accessible and thoroughly referenced information for the general public.
  • offer simple but innovative actions that can be taken to bring about positive change.

Continue reading

Festive Greetings from TPFF!

Festive Greetings from TPFF!

Dear friends, supporters & colleagues,

As we come to the end of 2014, it’s fair to say that we would have wished to see a much more peaceful and equitable year than the one we have just witnessed.

But as long as more and more people actively engage with a variety of (inter-connected) issues – realizing that if we are to make our society better, we need to come together – there is hope for change. Inequality has been successfully challenged in the past and can be again; the war machine can (and must) be resisted; our shared environment must be protected.
Continue reading

Media Release – From Pink to Prevention

A new campaign on breast cancer: environment, occupation & obstacles to getting both of these risk factors taken seriously in the breast cancer debate

Big QuestionFROM PINK to PREVENTION is a new breast cancer campaign that exposes the barriers to achieving ‘primary prevention’ – stopping the disease before it starts. Central to our campaign is one big fundamental question we seek to put to all those individuals, organisations and institutions with the power to make or to influence decisions affecting public and occupational health in general and breast cancer incidence in particular.
Continue reading

Guardian Review: Why ‘Open Bethlehem’ is the one film you should see this week

Guardian Review: Why ‘Open Bethlehem’ is the one film you should see this week

Dear Friends,

The cinema release of Open Bethlehem will kickstart tomorrow December 5th at Genesis Cinema in London. The full listing of screenings in December can be found here. Book your tickets now to watch the Guardian’s ‘must-see film’ of the week:


“Leila Sansour’s documentary Open Bethlehem follows her campaign to stop occupying Israeli forces encircling her hometown with a concrete wall. Sansour’s film, which follows her attempts to unite Christians, Muslims and Jews in their desire for free access to the Holy City, is the kind of art that peace processes are built on.”      Peter Bradshaw
Continue reading

An authentic Christmas film in cinemas this December

An authentic Christmas film in cinemas this December

Dear Friends,

Open Bethlehem UK cinema release December 2014
(Apologies for any cross posting!)

This film is a very personal ‘Bethlehem story’ which encompasses the history of, as well as the present-day reality for, the town of Bethlehem and its citizens as they cope with life under occupation. It is a film about family, adversity, hope and, of course, Christmas.

So, if you want to see an authentic Christmas film this year, Open Bethlehem (trailer) is for you.

“One of the most remarkable and moving documentaries I have seen. The tragedy
of the Palestinians encapsulated in the life of one town, Bethlehem”  Jon Snow

Picturehouse cinemas will be screening Leila Sansour’s film Open Bethlehem across the UK, beginning on December 5th. To book, select your cinema here.
Continue reading