Join us for a screening of some of WORLDwrite’s greatest award winning documentaries.
The films being screened on the day are:
10.45am-11:15am ‘I'm a subsistence farmer...get me out of here!’ As Westerners celebrate nature and the so-called simple life, many in the developing world yearn for the comforts of urban modernity. Shot in Ghana, the film is packed with hard-hitting truths which may disturb Western romantic notions.
11.45am-1.30pm ‘Women: a success story’: documents the great advances of the past 100 years and celebrates women as equals in the West today. Confronting contemporary myths and prejudices that suggest the world is awash with predators, misogyny and discrimination, over 40 real women give us a fresh perspective, tell us we have nothing to fear and we can do anything.
2pm-4.00pm ‘Every Cook Can Govern: The life, impact & works of C.L.R. James’: This feature-length documentary interweaves never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James himself with personal contributions and astute historical and political analysis.
4.30pm-5:45pm '1917: Why the Russian Revolution matters': This myth-busting documentary explores the ten days that shook the world and went on to define politics and international relations throughout the twentieth century.
6.15pm-6:45pm 'A Letter to Geldof' Shot in Ghana, this documentary forms a letter to Sir Bob Geldof, crowned Chief of Development in a town called Ajumako-Bisease. People there believed he would help the town develop, but we learn of their disappointment and are subsequently led to reflect on the meaning of promises and the treatment of Africa as a cause for celebrities.
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A short Q&A with director Ceri Dingle and producer Marisa Pereira follows each screening.
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