Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Big Greenies on tour

Feeling outraged at Israels invasion of Lebanon
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/reports/international/middle_east_20060718.shtml

Meanwhile heres other events

Sun Screen:Climate Cinema : Wear & Watch Some Shorts"
17 Aug 2006 - 19:00 to 23:59
The Climate Outreach Information Network (COIN) will be holding an outdoor screening of some of the best in Climate Change short films and documentaries in Oxford.
http://www.coinet.org.uk

Big Greenies
August 2- 6th Undercurrents will be in somerset at the UKs biggest green festival. See us at Pixie Pictures cinemas.
http://www.big-green-gathering.com

Where did undercurrents evolve from?
http://www.undercurrents.org/history

DNA cops
An investigation by the media & GeneWatch UK has revealed that DNA samples collected by the police are being used for controversial genetic research.
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1821676,00.html

Free Flying
Free flights from selected European airports to undisclosed locations
http://www.immoklink.com

Going BeyondTV
Submissions are now open for our annual int'l video festival
http://www.undercurrents.org/beyondtv/

Oil Crash
How our civilization’s addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visits with the world’s top experts and comes to a startling, but logical conclusion ­ our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled.
http://www.oilcrashmovie.com

Watching the Corporations
Corporations have gained a power out of all proportion to their original purpose. Corporate Watch is a research group supporting the campaigns which are increasingly successful in forcing corporations to back down. http://www.corporatewatch.org

Publish and be damned
The self-publishing fair of books and videos. 1400-1900h on Sunday 30 July 2006 at Rochelle School,Arnold Circus, London E2 7ES
http://www.publishandbedamned.org

Seize the Day
Winners of an Undercurrents MISTY (Media activist) award ask you to join them in putting their bodies where their music is and stop Trident nuclear in Uk.
http://www.seizetheday.org

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

We just got back from Buddhafield festival..beautiful time and what a difference it makes with no alchohol onsite. No pissed up people and a real intelligent audience that engage with our films on such a different level than any other festival we run a cinema at.

July 7th London bombs.
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but...Did we really get the full story from the media?
http://www.julyseventh.co.uk

Reach for the Sky
Thinking of flying this summer? Check out our latest film on climate change first
http://www.undercurrents.org/reachforthesky/

Undercurrents in Spain
Our film 'Wild Horses of Newbury' by Mark Carroll has been accepted in the Marbella film festival. Chosen from 400 worldwide films our film was only one of 40 chosen. So if you are there in September check it out.
http://www.marbellafilmfestival.com/en/

Mobile cinema seeks films
The Projector Tank, a not-for-profit community mobile cinema seeks
Educational films and animations, aimed for children or adults, about the environment or conceptions of sustainability.
http://www.theprojectortank.org

Autographed Mark Thomas Comedy DVD up for auction
Mark has scribbled his autograph on the cover so try a bid (only a few days left)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280006710463&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:UK:31

Low impact ecovillage
Undercurrents are supporting an eco village so watch our monthly videos of the progress.
http://www.undercurrents.org/lowimpact

Internet TV video
Interesting speech on the future of video on the net
http://www.brightcove.com/bc-tv.cfm

Amnesty slam internet big wigs
Amnesty International urge users of Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google to use their power as consumers to help end corporate complicity in suppression of the internet in China. The report calls on the companies to reveal which words they have banned from blogs or filtered out of web searches in China.
http://irrepressible.info

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Political Football Video

Watch a video of comedian Mark Thomas trying to get shot by kicking a football into 10 Downing st, buckingham palace and a prison.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3654101300230666176

Journey around cyber space

Airshow
Farnborough airshow may look like a family day out but in 2004, 47 of the world’s top 100 arms companies attended. CAAT will be protesting at the arms show on Monday 17th July from 11am. Anyone who is filming please get in touch with us here at undercurrents (info@undercurrents.org)
http://www.caat.org.uk/caatnews/2006_06/action-info.php

Mark Thomas Comedy DVD up for auction
Marks stand up show is on ebay so try your luck
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280003486579&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:UK:31

Vote for Money
Co-Op bank customers are being asked to vote for climate change charities to receive funding-the more votes they receive, the more funding they can receive.Undercurrents recommends the Climate Outreach Information Network, a radical new charity who need funding.Vote for COIN before the end of July.
http://www.co-operativebank.co.uk/vote

Joe Public
Public information films from 1945-2006 on the National Archives's website.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films/

Burn your flags
They are punk and they like pink. Undercurrents caught Kilnaboy onstage recently and loved their raging song 'Burn your Flags'. Their first CD is out soon.
http://www.kilnaboy.co.uk

Comedians new website
Mark Thomas has a funky new website to launch his new book.
http://www.undercurrents.org/markthomas

The Origins of Aids
A controversial film which suggests that HIV was spread in the late 1950s in Africa during the Polio vaccination programs. Watch online
http://www.documentary-film.net/search/video-listings.php?e=5

Mad Inertia
When the mainstream media left a gaping hole in the market for a left viewpoint, Mad Inertia came to life during the national firefighters dispute. Check them out and their funky website
http://madinertia.co.uk

Adbusting in school
Teachers — Adbusters’ Media Empowerment Kit will inspire your students to break out of the media consumer trance!
https://secure.adbusters.org/orders/mediakit