A documentary about the Peckham Chamber Orchestra
A public screening of the new documentary Equal Temperament with the Peckham Chamber Orchestra, a community orchestra with the aim of uniting people of all ages, backgrounds and musical abilities. The film traces the working practice of the orchestra, during rehearsals and a public concert at the Peckham Liberal Club, and offers the model of the orchestra as a metaphor for collective action.
Screening in partnership with Youth Salvation Trust, helping children achieve their educational potential in Sierra Leone – www.youthsalvation.com
Concrete Heart Land/ Bleacher on the Rye Gentrification Double Bill
‘I feel sorry for the residents of the estates that are being knocked down who will have to leave the Elephant and Castle. With so many new people coming to live here it will force a lot of people out…’
Joyce, ex-Heygate Estate Resident.
A portrait of a city and a migrant community through music, the film will be followed by an open discussion between the director and Nicole Wolf, writer and researcher of political cinema based at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Bidesia is Bhojpuri for ‘the one who leaves home’. One in four migrants in Mumbai is Bhojpuri, a person from the north Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Bambai is their name for Mumbai/Bombay.
A screening of Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott’s Road to the Stars (83min, 2010) directed by Mike Wolf with an introduction by Julia Tcharfas.
The 2010 documentary, Man on a Mission follows Richards Garriott, a video game developer, on his journey to the International Space Station. Richard Garriott, who is also known as Lord British is one of the pioneers of private space travel, and the latest client of Space Adventures, whose ticket to the space station cost $30,000,000. The film documents his one of a kind mission with original footage shot during the year of training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, the take off and landing in the Soyuz spacecraft, and the eleven days spent aboard the ISS.
‘It was a place where you felt cast adrift… I think it’s so important that children have time for the development of their soul-life – which just doesn’t happen any more – time without worrying about achieving things, worrying about making money, just time to feel free.’
Sergei Solovyov, London 2009
The first public screening of a new translation of this film, largely unknown to English speaking audiences.
Image courtesy Mark Boulos
A special three screen installation at Cinema6 of Mark Boulos’s ‘No Permanent Address’.
From alternative communes of the 60s to Kibbutzim, there have been attempts throughout the century to resist the dissolution of community wrought by modernity. This week’s session will look at one such example of communities existing outside of modern society.