Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I was interviewed by an American blogger

I was interviewed by an American blogger who provides music to film makers. His interview was about our mobile solar powered cinema. It is published today and you can  Read the interview here


Check out Sol Cinema here


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Friday, July 25, 2014

Israel is a terrorist state.

Israel is a terrorist state.
 
Protest at BBC Bristol

There is no other way to describe a government who bombs children. Anyone who is hooked up on social media is seeing the real story of Israel's brutal attacks on Gaza. Children maimed or killed, schools blown apart, and unarmed civilians shot dead by snipers

The BBC is rarely showing the horror that is going on in Gaza, reporting as if this was 2 equal sides doing battle. The reality is that Palestine has no army, navy or airforce. While Israel in just one day this week used their warplanes and fired 182 missiles into Gaza, Israeli ships launched 146 shells into the territory, and Israeli tanks shot 721 shells, with all these attacks striking 66 structures and killing 107 Palestinians (including 35 children),

Each year, the United States gives Israel about $3.1 billion in military assistance.
To ensure BBC report the reality, activists are occupying BBC grounds outside the BBC in Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR

What can you do to help Gaza?
Saturday 26th July – SECOND National Demonstration in London.
Coaches leave 8.30am from Shah Jahal Mosque, Stapleton Road, Bristol BS5 6PE. Tickets £12 (but no-one turned away for lack of funds). 
Please book early – phone 07720021978 now.
 

and Boycott all Israeli goods- see the list here
http://www.boycottisrael.org.uk/

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

World Chamption boxer uploads my video

2 times World champion boxer Amir Khan has uploaded my video of Swansea campaigners to his Facebook page. The video shows activists taking direct action in Tesco's for selling Israeli goods. 


Within 2 days it already has 7500 likes and hundreds of comments and has been shared more than 5000 times.

Power of celebrity endorsement!


a screen grab from Amir Khans facebook
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BBC radio- about solar powered cinema in a caravan

I was on BBC radio this evening talking about our Solar Powered Cinema
You can listen to the chat here


 http://www.thesolcinema.org/

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Friday, July 04, 2014

Our tiny movie house- Sol Cinema

Last weekend we took our unique cinema to Glastonbury festival and showed dozens of short films to 1000 people over the event. We can fit 8 people in at a time so it was a lot of showings, with red carpet treatment, popcorn, usherettes and surround sound and projections.

We call it is the Sol Cinema and it is also 100% solar powered. We are a mini-plex as we give audiences 3 screens to choose from. We are next in Lewisham in London on July 12th. Details on Sol Cinema website

The Sol Cinema crew for Glastonbury

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The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance- being shown on July 11th in London

Film maker Nia Pora invites you to the preview of the documentary project I have been working for the last months: The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance.
It's going to be screened next Friday, July 11, 8.30pm, at the Rich Mix, and I also highly recommend the other two films being shown that night: Corumbiara by the great educator and filmmaker Vincent Carelli and Toxic by the journalist Felipe Milanez.

These films will give you a very deep understanding of some key issues the Amazon rainforest, and it's people, have been currently facing.

The short documentary The Mundurukus Indians - Weaving Resistance, directed by Nayana Fernandez, will be featured at the Amazon Film Fest on Friday 11th July, 8.30pm.

The film documents the resistance of the Mundukurus community to protect their living environment against the construction of a series of dams on the Tapajos River, a project that will cause the destruction of local biodiversity and disruption of the way of life of thousands of Amerindians.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Our ISP is suing the Government internet spies

Sue the Internet Spies

GCHQ

The ISP I have used to host undercurrents for nearly 20 years is going to sue the Spies.

GreenNet with 6 other ISPs from around the world are calling for an end to GCHQ’s attacking and exploitation of network infrastructure in order to unlawfully gain mass access to private communications. The complaint, filed by Riseup (US), GreenNet (UK), Greenhost (Netherlands), Mango (Zimbabwe), Jinbonet (Korea), May First/People Link (US), and the Chaos Computer Club (Germany), along with Privacy International, is the first time that ISPs have taken collective action against GCHQ.
Seven internet service and communications providers from around the world filed a legal complaint today, calling for an end to GCHQ’s attacking and exploitation of network infrastructure in order to unlawfully gain access to potentially millions of people’s private communications.
The complaint, filed by Riseup (US), GreenNet (UK), Greenhost (Netherlands), Mango (Zimbabwe), Jinbonet (Korea), May First/People Link (US), and the Chaos Computer Club (Germany), along with Privacy International, is the first time that internet and communication providers have taken collective action against GCHQ’s targeting, attacking and exploitation of networks maintaining communications infrastructure.

Cedric Knight, of GreenNet, said “Snowden's revelations have exposed GCHQ's view that independent operators like GreenNet are legitimate targets for internet surveillance, so we could be unknowingly used to collect data on our users. We say this is unlawful and utterly unacceptable in a democracy. Our long established network of NGOs and charities, or simply individuals who value our independent and ethical standpoint, rely on us for a level of integrity they can't get from mainstream ISPs. Our entire modus operandi is threatened by this illegal and intrusive mass surveillance.”
Read details here


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Funding for your film

The call for the BERTHA BRITDOC CONNECT FUND is now open, taking applications until September 1st. The fund is looking to support smart, strategic outreach campaigns for ambitious independent documentary films with a social issue at their core; films which have the ability to achieve real change on a local, regional or global level.

THE FLEDGLING FUND deadline for letters of interest is coming up: July 16th. Their grants support outreach and audience engagement for social issue documentaries and range from smaller planning grants to implementation grants for projects that have a clear plan ready to launch.

SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY FUND for grants across all stages of development, production, post-production, and strategic audience engagement. Deadline: July 8th, 2014

HARTLEY FILM FOUNDATION provides support through seed grants for documentaries that the Foundation fiscally sponsors. Hartley awards grants for documentaries in the areas of world religions and spirituality, on a rolling basis.

Submit your project to CPH:FORUM, CPH:DOX's international financing and co-production event by August 1st and get the chance to win a 15000 Euros cash prize, meet international key players & much more.


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