This Saturday, 28 April, the holding cells at The Old Police Station in Deptford will be playing host to an afternoon of films by human rights filmmakers, artists and students. Four pop-up cinema spaces in the cells will show a selection of features and short films about the ongoing struggle for freedom of expression and the political prisoners at the forefront of this struggle.
Dir. Matthew Charles /Juan Passerelli – 1.00pm (55mins)
The personal story of Irina Bogdanova, the sister of imprisoned Belarus presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov. Made in 2011 and narrated by Joanna Lumley, the film exposes a tale of kidnap, torture and state-sponsored murder.
Dir. Claudine Parrish – 2.30pm (30mins)
In 2010, the Chinese writer, academic and activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his long and non-violent struggle for human rights. This moving documentary offers a unique insight into the only Nobel Peace Prize laureate currently in detention.
Dir. Rex Bloomstein – 3.30pm (90mins)
Maung Thura, better known as Zarganar, is Burma’s greatest living comic. In 2008, he was sentenced by Burma’s generals to 59 years behind bars… he is now free. This film was part of the campaign that led to Zarganar’s release in 2011.
Dir. Guy Gunaratne – 5.30pm (80mins)
In 2009, three student journalists crossed the frontlines in the wake of civil war in Sri Lanka. In doing so they became – and remain – the only independent journalists to have visited the final battlegrounds. This is the story of what they found there.
How to Book
Admission is FREE but, as places are limited, booking is essential.
To book a place, email email@example.com giving your name, number of places required and which film or films you would like to attend.
How to Get There
The Old Police Station www.theoldpolicestation.org114–116 Amersham Vale, London SE14 6LG
Tube – New Cross, East london line.
Buses – 36, 436, 171, 53, 177
Rail – Deptford, Deptford DLR, New Cross
For more information visit www.participlepicture.co.uk/freedomcells
Freedom Cells is part of the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2012 www.freefilmsfestivals.org