Saturday February 13 2016
Women and the Environment
Solar Mamas tells the story of Rafea, a Jordanian Bedouin mother who is given the opportunity to study in the Barefoot College in India and become a solar engineer, capable of bringing power to her village. She attends the course, which brings together twenty-seven women from all over the world. All from poor backgrounds, they are mothers and grandmothers and mostly illiterate. The film also examines the tension between Rafea and her husband, who wants her home and threatens to take everything away from her unless she returns.
Saturday February 13 2016 Line in the Sand. Line in the Sand is an independent documentary about the conflict surrounding the construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline, particularly environmental concerns. The construction of this pipeline has become a controversial issue: advocates argue that it will create more jobs and provide a source of domestic energy, but activists are worried about the pipeline’s environmental and health risks. The film records the opinions and personal stories of Canadians directly affected. Some are worried about effects to water sources on the land, while others want to protect Native grounds.
Saturday 26th November The Brainwashing of my Dad
Jen Senko, a documentary filmmaker, looks at the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, non-political Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic after his discovery of talk radio on a lengthened commute to work.
Jen Senko (2015)
Saturday 26th November 2016 The Ghosts of Jeju
This film tells the story of the residents and workers of Gangjeong (pop. 1800). Their livelihoods are threatened by the Korean government’s decision to build a massive naval base to accommodate America’s military pivot to Asia. The villagers have been protesting the construction of the base 24 hours a day over five years. Not only are they fighting to save their village, but the entire ecosystem of the area which has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere preserve. (80mins)
Director Regis Tremblay ( 2013)
Saturday 29th October 2016 Eat Your Children
Eat Your Children is a provocative film that attempts to document the invisible. It is a road-trip quest by two friends who emigrated from Ireland during the financial crash of 2008 and who have returned to probe Ireland’s so-called acceptance of debt and austerity. Through the road trip, they try to understand Ireland’s identity crisis in the wake of the ‘Celtic Tiger ’ and how history and culture affects attitudes to resistance.
Director/Writer: Teresa O’Grady-Peyton(2015) 78min
Saturday 29th October 2016 The Judas Iscariot Lunch
The Judas Iscariot Lunch is a story about faith, religion, love, and life after the priesthood. Thirteen Irish ex-priests speak candidly about how they came to be missionaries in East Asia, the Pacific
and South America in the 1960s and 70s. It tells the story of Columban missionary priests who took the brave, honourable
decision to leave the active ministry and set out on new life journey. (53 mins)
Directed by Teresa O’Grady-Peyton