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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch….The Missing Picture (DVD), a documentary made by Rithy Panh, a Cambodian, telling the story of how his country was taken over by the Khmer Rouge. It is told through the use of clay figures made by Panh and newsreels … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… What Would Jesus Buy?….organised by Manchester Film Co-operative at the Kings Arms. This is a documentary produced by Morgan Spurlock of Super-size Me fame so it should be entertaining! Join Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping on … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… Anno 1790(DVD)..a historic drama made in Sweden and set in 1790. I knew nothing about Swedish history when I started watching this series which is not just a foreign drama but is a insight into the way in which … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… a documentary – the Stuart Hall Project. Hall created what we now know as cultural studies. No, not about studying Coronation Street, but about the way in which culture influences and shapes society. It is not easy nowadays to … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch.. The Happy Lands (2012) Set in Fife in Scotland in 1926,  it uses a combination of dramatic scenes, archive film and local people as actors  to tell the story of the miners’ strike which lasted from May to November. … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… GASLAND 2 by Josh Fox and Matthew Sanchez – the frightening story of what fracking is doing to people’s lives in the USA. Over there its called a fracking frenzy as companies are drilling thousands of wells in major … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch..the Battle of Algiers (1965) Like the North of Ireland to people in Britain in the 70s, so Algeria was to many French people in the 50s and 60s. An unknown part of the empire that few people visited or … Continue reading

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Remaking Picasso’s Guernica; a response to fascism

Picasso’s response to the bombing of Guernica in 1937, the painting Guernica, has been an inspiration to anti-fascists across the years and across the world. As the English Defence League threaten to march in Liverpool this weekend, and Tommy Robinson … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…..Hannah Arendt, (14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975)   a  fictionalised account of the life of Hannah Arendt by acclaimed German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta. Hannah was a philosopher and political theorist who reported on the war crimes trial of … Continue reading

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“Even the pigeons have black feet”; coal and community in Salford

Salford in Greater Manchester is one of those places that still boasts a lively community  hell bent on reminding all the rest of us of what it means to be working class. The Irwell Valley Mining Project, run by local … Continue reading

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