May 27, 2017 - 3:00 pm
May 27, 2017 - 5:00 pm
AddressNew Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin View map
The Progressive Film Club’s May free screening:
3pm To Help Us – 2mins
Labour-themed short, first shown at the Workers Unite Film Festival in NYC.
3.02pm Through the Wall – 6mins
Donald Trump talks about building a wall but there’s one there already. A short documentary about a family divided by the US/Mexico border. Abril lives in the US with her 2 year-old. The hit of the recent Latin American shorts festival in Dublin.
3.08pm Something in the water – 17mins
“Something in the water” reveals the web of special interests, diplomatic ties and corporate influence behind the privatization of Greece’s public services.
The film focuses on the story of the water supply of Thessaloniki, where, despite 98.2% of voters choosing to maintain public control, the Troika continues to push for privatization, with French multinational Suez set to buy a significant share.
3.45pm K2 and the Invisible Footmen – 55mins
Filmmaker Lara Lee and team chronicle the lives of both Pakistani porters and Nepalese sherpas. Despite being paid at rates far below those received by international expedition leaders, such porters—whether they provide critical supplies to expedition base camps or take on higher-altitude tasks in support of ascending climbers—do some of the most difficult and dangerous work and these efforts make them worthy of recognition as the true heroes of mountaineering.