SATURDAY 13 October 2012, 7pm
Tam Carrigan will show images and talk about his work with the Halabja Community Playground Project.
SUNDAY 14 October, 2.30pm
A screening of Rikki Blue’s film SOCPA: the Movie and Emma Stoner’s short film Peacecamp and a discussion with Maria Gallastegui (campaigner and creator of the Peace Plinths) with Simon Moore (set up Kew EcoVillage and Democracy Village and recently received an Anti Social Behaviour Order for protest) and Dean Puckett (filmmaker and activist). The films and discussion will focus on protest in Parliament Square, including Democracy Village in 2010, and the various attempts by the authorities to silence protest and evict those involved.
TUESDAY 16 October, 7pm
Peace activist Maya Evans and photojournalist Guy Smallman on Afghanistan with Guy’s 30-minute film Fifteen Million Afghans, documenting the struggle of ordinary Afghans against corruption, poverty and unemployment
WEDNESDAY 16 October, 7pm
Emily Johns will show images and talk about working as an artist and as an activist. kennardphillipps will talk about their work.
Emily Johns is a printmaker who studied geography at Durham and immediately afterwards studied fine art at Goldsmiths because pictures seemed to be the right medium in which to think about geography. Her work has its political roots in over 20 years of work on wars in Iraq, the Iran crisis and how geopolitics and oil have coagulated. She also co-edits Peace News. See one of Emily’s projects here: http://consciousoil.org
kennardphillipps is an artist collaboration forged between Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps during the build-up to the US/UK invasion of Iraq in 2002. Kennard and Phillipps work together to create pieces that confront political and corporate power in solidarity with the social movements that form in resistance against state and commercial oppression.