Saturday 22 June 2013
Commemorating the Lock-out
The Condition of the Working Class
In 2012 a group of working-class people from Manchester and Salford came together to devise a theatrical show based on their own experiences as well as on Engels’s classic book The Condition of the Work­ing Class in England. The film, which follows them from first rehearsal to first night, places their struggle to get the show on stage within the frame­work of the daily struggles of work­ing people facing econ­omic crisis and “austerity” politics. The group who came together to produce the show trans­formed them­selves from a group of strangers, many of whom had never acted before, into the Ragged Collec­tive in little more than two months. ■ Directed by Mike Wayne and Deirdre O’Neill.
Q&A with Mike and Deirdre.

Saturday 29 June 2013
Irish premiere
In association with Sea Shepherd Ireland
Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist
An intimate and action-packed insight into life aboard the Sea Shepherd fleet, campaigning against the slaughter of ocean life, from the Southern Ocean to the Faroe Islands. It follows the exploits of the world’s most wanted environmental heroes, Captain Paul Watson and his crew, as they embark on the most exciting, devastating and triumphant environmental campaigns of modern times.
Followed by Q&A with Angela Huntemer, an Irish crew member.

 

Sat, 2 March 2013, 14:00 The Pearse Centrerish Premiere: In Hebron’s old city, known by locals as Ghost Town, due to the mass emigration from the area due to the collective punishment closure of their city’s lifeline, is Shuhada Street. This film documents the resilience and inventiveness of Hebron’s residents, the history, law and psychogeography of the area, and a wider discussion on modes of resistance, community and international solidarity movements, autonomy, recuperation, and acting like you’ve already won. ■ Directed by Treasa O’Brien. ■ In Arabic, with English subtitles. ■ More info: http://vimeo.com/24306777

Sat, 2 March 2013, 14:00 The Pearse Centre

Spirit of Shuhada Street (2011)Irish Premiere: In Hebron’s old city, known by locals as Ghost Town, due to the mass emigration from the area due to the collective punishment closure of their city’s lifeline, is Shuhada Street. This film documents the resilience and inventiveness of Hebron’s residents, the history, law and psychogeography of the area, and a wider discussion on modes of resistance, community and international solidarity movements, autonomy, recuperation, and acting like you’ve already won. ■ Directed by Treasa O’Brien. ■ In Arabic, with English subtitles. ■ More info: http://vimeo.com/24306777

January 26th 2013
161 Days
recounts the story of another group of textile workers at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork, who occupied their plant after agreed redundancy payments had not been met. The occupation was one of the longest industrial disputes in Ireland. This will be the first public screening of the film in Dublin

26th January 2013
To mark the centenary of the 1913 Lockout
The Argentinian film “The Women of Brukman”, tells of the take-over, by the workers, of a clothing factory, which had been abandoned by the owners.

Saturday 27 April 2013 After I Pick the Fruit follows the lives of five immigrant women over a ten-year period as they labour in the orchards and fields of rural New York, migrate seasonally to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the Bush-era immigration raids. Filmed in New York, Florida, and Mexico, this intimate, bittersweet feature-length film illuminates a community that is nearly invisible to most Americans and will change the way you look at America’s “immigration problem.” ■ Produced and directed by Nancy Ghertner.

 

Saturday 27 April 2013
Living as Brothers

Saturday 13 April 2013
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003)
Another chance to see this riveting and moving documentary about the right-wing coup in Venezuela in 2002 and its defeat by the people, made by two young Irish film-makers who were in Venezuela at the time and were able to record the events as they happened, including the crucial moments inside the presidential palace. Not to be missed! ■ Produced by David Power; directed by Kim Bartley and Donnacha Ó Briain.

Saturday 13 April 2013
Tocar y Luchar [To Play and to Struggle] (2006)
The captivating story of the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System—an incredible network of hundreds of orchestras formed in most of Venezuela’s towns and villages. Designed to bring the wonders of music to rural children, the system has become one of the most important, and most beautiful, social phenomena in modern history. To Play and to Struggle is an inspirational story of courage, determination, ambition, and love—a fitting tribute to the memory of Hugo Chávez. ■ Written by Carlos Díaz and Alberto Arvelo; directed by Alberto Arvelo