These are the stories of people convicted of minor crimes and deported to their place of birth in the Azores, which many left as young children. Deported hours after sentences completed, refused permission to say goodbye to families, or refused entry after a holiday, all because they didn’t apply for […]
This is the name of a documentary film by the award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger, who will be in London on 28 November for a fundraising screening. Based on USA actions towards China, it gives a real eye opener into a situation ignored by the mainstream media. Mehdy […]
Set in the Peruvian Andes, this powerful film tells the story of the rural libraries community, portraying the importance of books as a source to life. It will be screening on 11 November in London followed by talks on the issue, and money raised will go directly to support the […]
With 50 years performing and being politically committed, it is extraordinary that he is not well-known in Europe. He was imprisoned in 1977 during the dictatorship in Brazil, and didn’t record any music for 10 years afterwards. At the 1974 concert, he had read a satirical poem about a chick (pinto). ‘Pinto’ is also Brazilian slang for penis, and was the name of a member of the military government. After the show, many people were arrested.
At just 13 years old, he helped his brother and a neighbour make films in Super 8 format. Their means of storytelling was rudimentary at that time: they would send the material to Germany to be developed and only receive it six weeks later. That was when David decided that […]