Progressive Film Club: Films on Conflict Around the World

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Progressive Film Club

Films on Conflict Around the World

“Mi Fink”: Make it happen – 3.00 pm

Road to Revolution – 3.30 pm

Saturday 29th November

The New Theatre
43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2
Admission Free

www.progressivefilmclub.ie

“Mi Fink”-Make it happen!: 3.00 pm

1“Mi Fink”-Make it happen! shows the process of community organization and resistance. This participatory action arose in the face of vulnerability to losing the land: one of the few things that keep the community united and free.

Since the abolition of slavery in Colombia, the land has sustained the food supply and the economy of the Afrodescendant people of Villa Rica.

Today the sugar companies dominate the area, planting sugar cane as a monoculture, thereby forcing out the traditional small farms of the region. Some families are resisting this eviction and the loss of their livelihoods.

As a result, the life of Jota, one of the community leaders,is being threatend.

Road to Revolution: 3.30 pm

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Taking off from Istanbul, the “Road to Revolution” crosses some of the most tense territories on the planet – Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Tiago Carrasco, João Henriques and João Fontes will be determined to find out more about the lifestyle, culture and beliefs in those territories.
Three journalists travel 15.000 kilometers and 10 countries in the Maghreb & Middle Eastern region, following the path of the Arab Spring.