Review: We Are Many

Article published: Friday, July 10th 2015

Director Amir Amirani’s stirring documentary We Are Many (2014) about February 15th 2003, the day that protesters around the world took to the streets to march against the imminent invasion of Iraq, offers a rousing and timely antidote to post-election apathy and despondence.

Documentary film festival in Salford remembers the miners’ strike

Article published: Saturday, May 10th 2014

The Working Class Movement Library (WCML) in Salford hosts a free mini film festival to mark the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike. ‘Last Cage Down’ consists of three documentaries themed around the miners’ strike and runs from 12 to 14 May.

The UK Arab Film Festival at Cornerhouse

Article published: Monday, July 1st 2013

Cornerhouse’s Arab Film Festival continues this summer’s Anguish and Enthusiasm exhibition and film season. In the wake of two years of social upheaval and revolutions (both seemingly successful and failed) in the Middle East, the Arab Spring is one of the clearest examples of a revolutionary situation in the world today and a clear example for more recent social struggles, most notably in Turkey and Brazil.

Film season review: Anguish and Enthusiasm

Article published: Tuesday, May 28th 2013

What do you do with your revolution once you’ve got it? This is the question that the Cornerhouse’s latest art exhibition and film season attempts to grapple with.

Musicians celebrate electronic pioneer Delia Derbyshire at Band On The Wall

Article published: Thursday, January 10th 2013

The original Doctor Who theme composer and electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire is to be celebrated at an event conceived by local electronic musicians.

Video Jam to feature at new “Rule of 3” event

Article published: Tuesday, January 8th 2013

The next Video Jam event will feature as part of Islington Mill’s “Rule of 3” series exploring new ways to further creative expression at a time of austerity.

Video: guerrilla filmmakers go Gangnam Style in Media City

Article published: Monday, November 26th 2012

Local filmmakers have gone guerrilla style with a parody video of South Korean pop star PSY’s global hit Gangham Style. Made in just four days, the video is part of the Filmonik Mini Kabaret and has already clocked up over 2,500 hits on YouTube.