Thursday September 10, 7pm
Ryans Bar, 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0UI
The politics of austerity, and the established parties who have implemented it, are being increasingly rejected by ordinary people across Europe – but the exhilerating mass movements that are appearing as a result are largely ignored by the mainstream media. Tonight, we’ll be showibng two of the most significant ones, in Iceland and Spain. N.B. We’re expecting a lot of discussion this month, so FILMS WILL START AT 7:30 PM SHARP.
ICELAND: REYKJAVIK RISING (Conscious Collective, 55min)
In response to widespread media silence, this documentary explores how the people of Iceland resisted the measures imposed on them following the crisis of 2008, eventually overthrowing their government. It explores how the writing of the new Icelandic constitution was a truly inclusive and democratic process and how grassroots movements can change the course of history.
DANNY MITCHELL from Conscious Collective will be present to answer questions on the “pots and pans revolution”.
SPAIN – THE END OF AUSTERITY? (Reel News, 34min)
Amazing scenes as citizens platforms representing the mass social movements take over the councils of the biggest cities in Spain, with radical anti-austerity programmes – and no, we’re not talking about Podemos here (although they are involved)!
A number of Spanish activists will be coming to join in the discussion afterwards…
Join us for a night of film, discussion, drinks and music to see what we can learn from these incredible movements…as always, FREE!