Into the Fire Screening Tour

Our film Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece is going on tour! We’ll be screening throughout October in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria. Scroll down for details of the screenings and links to venues.

We’re also about to release an international DVD with subtitles in 12 languages, so watch this space!

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Into the Fire October 2013 Tour Listings:

 

04.10. Eeklo, Belgium, N9 Muziekclub with David Rovics

05.10. Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, Masereelhuis with David Rovics at 20:00

06.10. Utrecht, Netherlands, Rooie Rat at 18:00

07.10. Münster, Germany, Cinema at 21:00

09.10. Witten, Germany, Trotz Allem at 19:30

11.10. Freiburg, Germany, KTS at 20:00

12.10. Offenburg, Germany, Kessel at 20:30

14.10. Reutlingen, Germany, Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Pavillon at 13:30

15.10. Reutlingen, Germany, Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Pavillon at 13:30 (again)

16.10. Leipzig, Germany, Meuterei at 19:00

17.10. Plzeň, Czech Republic, Klub Kapsa at 20:00

18.10. Prague, Czech Republic, Studentský klub K4 at 19:00

19.10. Poděbrady, Czech Republic, tbc

21.10. Brno, Czech Republic, Café Paradigma at 18:30

22.10. Bratislava, Slovakia, Foajé at 19:00

23.10. Vienna, Austria, W23 at 20:00


Into The Fire to be broadcast on the occupied ERT station

Funeral of Shehzad Luqman in Kotzia square in Athens. 19-1-13 The 26 year old Pakistani migrant was stabbed to death in a racially motivated murder on January 16th as he was cycling to work. His family and friends from the local Pakistani community met in

Journalists across Europe were shocked when The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation in Greece (their national media service) was closed by the government at a few hours notice. Since the shock closure, staff at the station have gone into occupation and continued to broadcast online.

REEL NEWS is pleased to announce that they will show our documentary Into The Fire at 8pm on Friday July 19th. We are pleased for this opportunity to support the workers at the station and their struggle to save their jobs and this important national institution. We are also pleased at this opportunity to shine a light of the plight of refugees and migrants in Greece and to infuriate the Greek government, Golden Dawn and the Greek Police.


Into the Fire: The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece

For more information check out the Into the Fire website.

Today Into the Fire is simultaneously released on websites, blogs and other platforms around the internet.

Do you have a website or blog? Embed this film!

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When you’ve published the film, don’t forget to add your link to the listing. It only takes a minute.

The film is available with subtitles in Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish with more coming soon!

In times of severe austerity things look bleak for Greek people, but they’re far worse for those who have recently arrived. Without housing, legal papers or support, migrants in Greece are faced with increasing and often violent racism at the hands of the growing Nazi party Golden Dawn and the police in Athens. Many are trapped by EU laws and legislation of other EU countries meaning they’d be returned to Greece if they managed to get to another member state, they are desperate to leave the country.

You can download the international version and subtitles in .srt format from Archive.org.

More versions will be added throughout the day, follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get updates or check our embedding guide for new uploads.

A version of the film with burned in English subtitles is available on Vimeo. You can also download it there. Other language versions will be added as we make them, follow or check the Into the Fire Channel for updates.

The premiere of Into the Fire on 29th April, 6:30pm will be hosted by the School of Oriental and African Studies. Habib Rahman of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants will join us for the screening and discussion afterwards, the event will be chaired by Sham Qayyum. Join the Facebook event.


Into the Fire Trailer

On 21 April, Into the Fire will be simultaneously released on websites and blogs worldwide, including this one of course. The film will be available in various languages, including Albanian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish. There are a number of public screenings planned in several countries in Europe and Northern America. To participate in the release or organise a screening see http://intothefire.org/publish

The premier of Into the Fire on 29th April, 6:30pm will be hosted by the School of Oriental and African Studies. The filmmakers will be joined for discussion by Habib Rahman of the Join Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.

In times of severe austerity things look bleak for Greek people, but they’re far worse for those who have recently arrived. Without housing, legal papers or support, migrants in Greece are faced with increasing and often violent racism at the hands of the growing Nazi party Golden Dawn and the police in Athens. Many are trapped by EU laws and legislation of other EU countries meaning they’d be returned to Greece if they managed to get to another member state, they are desperate to leave the country.


3 weeks to go! Are you participating in the distribution?

Into the Fire

Into the Fire will be an experiment in distribution. You have probably heard of crowd funding. Projects get funded by a lot of people who give a little money to make it happen. We are crowd sourcing our distribution: A lot of people will be releasing Into the Fire together with us. On 21st April 2013 they will embed the film on their blogs and websites. With every participant the size of the audience will grow exponentially. If you would like to be listed as one of the distributors, get in touch with the link of your website and a logo or image!

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Three years ago, the UNHCR called the situation in Greece a humanitarian crisis. Since then, things have gotten worse. Anyone perceived as foreigner is at risk to become a target of racist violence. Voices demanding the protection of human rights are not listened to. Even doctors who help migrants and refugees are threatened by racist groups. But refugees have no choice: European regulation forces them to remain in Greece, and stops them from moving to a country where they are save and have a chance to get their asylum case heard.

 

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Into the Fire: An Expriment in Distribution

It has been almost a year since we first reported from Greece. During the past year we have been working on a documentary taking a closer look at the situation of refugees and migrants in Greece.

We have been shocked by what we’ve discovered. Issue 35 includes our 40 minute documentary Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece. We hope to reach a large audience with this film, and are starting on an experiment:

We want you to be our distribution network

We will publish Into the Fire on 21st April. That gives us 4 weeks time to get in touch with as many organisations and individuals as possible and see whether they are interested in publishing our film on their websites an blogs.

Funeral of Shehzad Luqman in Kotzia square in Athens. 19-1-13 The 26 year old Pakistani migrant was stabbed to death in a racially motivated murder on January 16th as he was cycling to work. His family and friends from the local Pakistani community met inThis is where we need your help!

Do you have a website or blog? Then we ask you to be our publisher. Do you know someone who has a blog or website? Email them and ask them to publish our film. Share our online posters and blogs, like us on facebook, tweet about the upcoming release. If you would like to write a review, help translate the film, organise a screening or have any other ideas, get in touch!


Issue 35, March 2013

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  1. Into the Fire – The Forgotten Victims of Austerity in Greece (Reel News, 38:50) Refugees and Migrants in Greece.
  2. Somonte – Land and Freedom (Reel News, 13:50) Trade Unionists occupy a 400 hectar farm in Andalucia to grow food and create jobs.
  3. Palace of Varieties: Vincent Figgins and Vicky (Reel News, 2:42)
  4. Save Lewisham Hospital (Reel News, 14:42) Huge Protest in South London as privatisation of NHS accelerates.
  5. Palace of Varieties: Riverdance (Reel News, 2:16)
  6. 3 Cosas – Sickpay, Holiday, Pensions Now! (Reel News, 23:50) Outsourced workers at the University of London increase the pressure for basic rights.
  7. Palace of Varieties: Don Tempi (Reel News, 2:21)

 


Reel News at “Europe Against Austerity” conference this Sunday

We’ll be involved at this event this Sunday, the day after the TUC march, showing films and photos from Spain and Greece.

Europe Against Austerity action conference
Sunday 21 October, 11am – 4:30pm

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Across Europe millions of people are taking to the streets to demand an end to austerity. There is an urgent need to link up these struggles.

On the 21st October there will be a Europe Against Austerity conference organised by the Coalition of Resistance and hosted by Unite at their London headquarters.

This will be an important opportunity for trade unionists and anti-cuts activists to discuss plans for future common action. The conference is nearly full so please us know immediately if your organisation would like to send a delegate. The provisional agenda for the day is below.

We will be livestreaming this event from our website for those that cannot make it.

Reel News will be showing a series of films from the recent demonstrations in Spain and Greece and the Greece Solidarity Campaign will be showing the film of their delegation visit to Athens. Award winning campaign photographer Guy Smallman will present an exhibition of his work. Breakfast is being provided by the Communication Workers Union.

There will be an international bloc on the TUC demonstration with COR, the GSC and others linking up with CND and Stop the War Coalition.

If you can provide homestay accomodation for the Saturday night for one or two of the international delegates please contact us.

There will be a post-demo social with food and music at the new radical venue, Firebox, on Saturday evening.

11am – 12pm Breakfast and welcome by UNITE and CWU
with Jim Kelly and Steve Bell

1) 12 – 1pm: Eurocrisis – Into the abyss?
Elisabeth Gauthier, Transform/PCF
James Meadway, New Economics Foundation
Stathis Kouvelakis Syriza
Myriam Bourgy CADTM
Chair: Andrew Burgin / Myriam Djegham

2) a: 1.15pm – 2.30pm: The shape of the resistance
Dimitris Gkinis OLME
Christophe Ventura / Danielle Obono Front de Gauche
Kevin Courtney NUT
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Vladimir Nehu SUD Sante
Chair: Chris Nineham / Attac France

b: No to neoliberal education
Alex Kenny NUT
Haralambos Kokkinos DOE
Student representatives
Chair: Jane Shallice

3) 3 – 4.15pm: Actions, co-operation and the the timeline to Athens 2013
Marisa Matias Bloco MEP [European Left Party]
Fred Leplat CoR
Dot Gibson NPC [personal capacity]
Natalie Bennett Green Party UK
Felipe Van Keirsbilck JSC
Chair: Kate Hudson / Anders Svesson [Sweden]


Coming Soon – Into the Fire!

After making Our Present is Your Future, we went to Greece a second time to speak to immigrants and refugees about their life in Greece. Many of those we spoke to were homeless, and often didn’t know where their next meal would come from. Trying to reach safety in Europe, they get trapped in Greece, in the midst of the economic crisis. They are left to fend for themselves. And people are scared. The streets in Greece aren’t safe – for those with the wrong skin colour. A 16 year old Somali was attacked an beaten by a group of men, after they shouted at him: “Hey black! You come to Greece? You will know Greece today!”

In preparation for this film we set up a website, with links to different organisations who work to support immigrants and refugees. Check it out here!

To get updates, you can also like Into the Fire on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

We are currently looking for partners who will help us reach a larger audience with this film. Are you working with a Human Rights or migrants and/or refugee organisation? Do you have a blog? A newsletter? You can help us by embedding the film on your website, or writing a review and linking to it. If you would like to participate, get in touch!

If you don’t have a blog or website, share the film with your friends and put it out on your social networks.

Help spread the word!

Another way you can help is by organising a screening of the film. If you do, let us know!


Potato Movement

This is the last film from the series ‘Our Present Is Your Future‘, you can also see the full playlist. Check our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter for updates on new releases. You can also get the DVD or become a Reel News Supporter!

While farmers don’t get a whole lot for their potatoes, in the shops they are rather expensive. In response, sales have plummeted. When farmers couldn’t sell their produce, and decided to give it away rather than have it go to waste, it was the start of the potato movement: Farmers and consumers are in direct contact on the internet and bypass traditional allocation structures, increasing the profit for farmers and lowering the prices for consumers.

Also see: Potato Movement rushes

 

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