Thursday, October 22, 2015

20th anniversary of the executions of Nigerian writer and campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 Ogoni


It’s three weeks to go before the 20th anniversary of the executions of Nigerian writer and campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 Ogoni colleagues. They were a formidable force in the Ogoni struggle against Shell's environmental destruction.
I campaigned against Shells exploitatio of Nigeria and you can join events in London to mark Ken Saro -Wiwas murder.
 Friday October 30th, 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Free
Performance Salon at Peckham Platform
89 Peckham High Street, London SE15 5RS.
Join writers and performers Michael McMillan, Sai Murray, Caleb Femi, Zena Edwards, inspired by Ken Saro-Wiwa’s life and work. Part of 'Doing Nothing is Not an Option', an exhibition in memory of Ken Saro-Wiwa, by Michael McMillan. BOOK EARLY
20th ANNIVERSARY - Tues 10 November, morning & evening
Vigil at Shell 8:00 - 10:30am, Shell Centre, Waterloo, London, SE1 7NA
Gather at Shell to demand environmental justice in Ogoniland using Ken's own words, and mark the lives of each of the Ogoni 9. Called by MOSOP and Action Saro-Wiwa
Dance the Guns to Silence II - music, spoken word, performance, DJ.  Doors open 6pm; event starts at 7pm til late. At Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA. £10.00/£5.00 (adv & concs)
Major celebration with performance poets, writers, musicians, and filmmakers, with an introduction by Lazarus Tamana, Coordinator of MOSOP. Music from Virtual Migrants, headliners Bumi and Dele, DJ Tillah Willah, spoken word from Dorothea Smartt, Young Poet Laureate for London Selina Nwulu, Zena Edwards, Sai Murray and the Numbi family. Plus updates on live events in the Niger Delta. Dance the Guns is a co-production between Numbi, Action Saro-Wiwa and Sable LitMag. Hosted by Kadija Sesay (Sable) and Kinsi Abdulleh (Numbi). Come and make some noise for Ken, whose people are still fighting for justice. Book Now.
See you there,
Sue, Jane and David
Platform's Action Saro-Wiwa campaign


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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Paris climate change protests



Is the climate change revolution going to happen in Paris?
 


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Grassroots- using direct action to challenge Cannabis laws





This is one of the videos I produced for Undercurrents alternative News videos in 1999. We gave a voice to voices rarely heard in the mainstream media.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The E-waste Tragedy wins Prix Italia Golden Award 2015!

My editor friend Dragomir Bajalica and his team have won Prix Italia Golden Award 2015!

He announced today that "The winner of the new Prix Italia Golden Award for International TV Co-productions was a unanimous decision: an investigative documentary on the illegal trafficking of dangerous electronic waste, “The E-waste Tragedy,” directed by Cosima Dannoritzer and co-produced by Spain’s TVE with Arte France, Al Jazeera English and Televisi√≤ de Catalunya."

 Watch the trailer here




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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Media Democracy Festival October 17th 2015




To help build a movement for#MediaDemocracy a big Media Democracy Festival is being held at Goldsmiths, University of London on October 17th 2015.

More here http://www.mediareform.org.uk/media-democracy-festival



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Saturday, October 10, 2015

World Mental Health Day- here is our inspiring film

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This is a film I made with a friend who suffered but who came through the mainstream system and sought out alternatives.

Evolving Minds (44mins)

What is reality? Who defines it?
Evolving Minds offers a fresh and radical perspective on alternatives to the mental health system. Presenting clear information in a humorous style it covers diverse topics such as shamanism, nutrition, psychotherapy, meditation and protest against draconian mental health legislation.
http://www.undercurrents.org/minds.html


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Friday, October 09, 2015

Cassetteboy remix the news- very funny


  Cassetteboy remix the news- very funny

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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Submissions sought for the 2016 BFI Future Film Festival.


Calling film makers- upcoming deadline for submissions
for the 2016 BFI Future Film Festival.

The deadline for submissions is October 18th and they are looking for short
films made by filmmakers aged between 15 - 25. They screen work from all
genres and the prizes include two BFI Raw awards of £5,000 as well as lots
of other cash prizes. Full information can be found here:
http://bit.ly/1FHwkzV

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