at the New Theatre · 43 East Essex Street · Dublin 2

Patron: George Morrison

Welcome to the Progressive Film Club. We are a voluntary organisation dedicated to showing progressive films from all over the world. Struggles for people’s rights, for the rights of workers, of immigrants, of women, for national liberation and for social justice are some of the themes of the outstanding films we have selected. Showings—usually one all-day show per month—are at the New Theatre in East Essex Street.

Saturday 29 November


Films on conflict around the world

Admission free—Donations welcome

3 p.m.Mi Fink [Make it happen]
 Mi Fink shows the process of community organi­sation and resistance. This partici­patory action arose in the face of vulnerability to losing the land—one of the few things that keep the community united and free. Since the abolition of slavery in Colombia the land has sustained the food supply and the economy of the Afro­descendant people of Villa Rica. Today the sugar companies dominate the area, planting sugar cane as a mono­culture, thereby forcing out the traditional small farms of the region. Some families are resist­ing this eviction and the loss of their liveli­hood. As a result, the life of Jota, one of the community leaders, is being threatened.
3:30 p.m.Road to Revolution
 Taking off from Istanbul, the “Road to Revo­lution” crosses some of the most tense territories on the planet: Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Tiago Carrasco, João Henriques and João Fontes are deter­mined to find out more about the life, culture and beliefs in those territories. The three journalists travel 9,000 miles in ten countries in the Maghreb and Middle Eastern region, following the path of the “Arab Spring.”

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   Dáithí Mac an Mháistir gives an interview to Citywide about the Progressive Film Club.


Submit your films Independent film-makers are invited to submit their films. If they are suitable, we can organise a showing in the New Theatre, together with publicity.

CINEMA POLITICAThe Progressive Film Club is affiliated to Cinema Politica, an international network of community and college clubs that screen independent political films. Based in Montréal, Cinema Politica operates an alternative distribution and exhibition network, run entirely by volunteers and financed by donations and by support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

The Progressive Film Club is also affiliated to Access Cinema, the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland. Access Cinema books and despatches films on behalf of its member-groups. It gives its affiliates the opportunity to see a range of world cinema not usually available on commercial cinema screens, and also supports the work of Irish filmmakers.ACCESS CINEMA

   The Progressive Film Club receives assistance from Dublin City Council.

Details of our earlier shows: 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014

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