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UF film festival: Taking Action
Saturday, January 14th, 2017. 12:30 - Sunday, January 15th, 2017. 18:00
The Society of International Affairs in Gothenburg welcomes you to a film festival kicking off the spring semester, Taking Action!
The theme for the festival is social movements, and we will be screening documentaries about everything ranging from student movements, to climate movements and the occupy movement. We want to draw attention to the power of people in groups, and in which way they manifest their cause.
Everyone is welcome to join us for this event! As usual the screenings are for free.
In co-operation with Cinema Politica, the Event Committee of the Society of International Affairs in Gothenburg presents:
12.30 GRANNY POWER
“…is a documentary about a very original activist movement – the Raging Grannies. Spanning 10 years, the film follows several passionate, activist grandmothers and their “gaggles” as they fight for peace, social justice and the environment.” Continue reading at: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/granny-power
14.30 STREET POLITICS 101
“In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike, rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protests and militant street actions became part of the daily and nightly reality of this Canadian metropolis. Several times during this tumultuous spring, the numbers in the streets would reach over one hundred thousand. Police routinely clubbed students and their allies, and arrested them by the hundreds. Some were even banned from entering the city. But every time the cops struck, the student movement got bigger and angrier” Continue reading at: https://
15.20 FOOD JUSTICE: A GROWING MOVEMENT
“Farmers become activists in the fight for food justice in West Oakland, California.” https://
16.00 OCCUPY LOVE
“From the Arab Spring to the European Summer, from the Occupy Movement to the global climate justice movement, a profound shift is taking place: humanity is waking up to the fact that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is collapsing. Endless growth on a finite planet cannot be sustained. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound transformation: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life” Continue reading at:https://
12.30 CRISES UP
“A new generation of activists has arisen in the split stream of a new economic and financial crisis. For three years, the Ghent-based social-artistic organization Victoria Deluxe followed trade unions and activists worldwide in their wake. With a single purpose: to give a face to the struggle of indignant young people and senior citizens against the excrescences of predatory capitalism”
Trailer can be found at https://
“Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.” Continue reading at: https://
“The Blockade is a unique view from within on the most massive, longest, and politically most significant student protest in the country, since 1971, that started in April of 2009 at the Faculty of humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. The struggle against the commercialization of education and the blockade of teaching classes lasted for 34 days. The rebellion spread onto more than 20 faculties across the country and the students became an active and relevant political subject. The director followed everything: from the exhilarating preparation meetings and blocking of classes to the first signs of exhaustion, through personal situations and discussions late at night, from the initial support of most faculty members to the moment they turned their back to the movement and the attempt to reach the missing minister of education. This film shows that the blockade was not just physical and that it has a much broader meaning.” https://