“The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance” a documentary, set in Brazil, and telling the story of how the indigeneous people are having their land being expropriated by the government to build dams across the Amazon river. In the 1980s when the Workers Party, led by socialist Lula, came to power they recognised the constitutional rights of groups such as the Munduruku Indians to their land, their citizenship and way of life. Since then the government has totally reversed this policy; building dams on sacred sites, evicting indigenous people and even killing them when they clear villages. But this film shows the determination of the people to oppose the government and protect their way of life. I particularly like the interview with the women warriors. Join the discussion at the screening by Manchester Film Coop who are are showing it alongside another, fictionalised, excellent film “Even the Rain”. Details see
a pin made by the South African grannies of the orphans of AIDS victims. There are an estimated 3.7 million orphans in South Africa – close to half of them have lost their parents to AIDS-related diseases and there are many more children living with sick and bedridden caregivers. About 150,000 children are believed to be living in child-headed households. Proceeds from the pins go to the education of those children. Cost £2 per pin. Buy from email@example.com
at this exhibiton about one of the most inspiring political campaigns; the Anti-Apartheid Movement. Many of us took part in their demos, wore their badges and danced along to records such as “Free Nelson Mandela” by The Specials in 1984. This exhibition at Gallery Oldham; Forward to Freedom, is organised by the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives, focuses on the campaigns to support the people of South Africa. The Gallery and Oldham Archives and Local Studies has a large collection of material relating to the local campaign and the exhibition also features material such as banners and leaflets from the Oldham branch of the Anti-Apartheid movement. Its on from September 26-October 24.
to some of the best musicians in the northwest at a new classical concert series Chamber Music Mondays at Peel. Starting on 28 September at 545pm at Peel Hall on Salford University’s Peel Park campus. Chamber ensembles from the BBC Philharmonic will perform a range of classical music. The first concert will feature new music by Manchester-based composers, performed by the Vonnegut Collective – also known as BBC Philharmonic musicians Gemma Bass and Gary Farr. The second concert will feature chamber music by Brahms and Mozart. Entry is by donation. Further details see