Reel News has two exciting events coming up:
The launch of our brand new regular film night at The Grosvenor SW9 on Thursday, 25th April, 7:30 pm, with a special report on Spain and the premier of our film Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece on Monday, 29th April, 6:30 pm, together with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants at Soas. Scroll down for details.
Special Report on Spain – Thursday, 25th April, 7:30
Join Facebook event. A brand new regular monthly film night on the last Thursday of every month, where people can come and meet up, have a friendly pint together, watch films on current campaigns and discuss them, and then carry on socialising with music from our resident djs. This month with special guests from Occupy LSX & Democracia Real Ya Londres.
**FIRST EVER SHOWING!** YOLANDA (16 mins) Yolanda Gonzalez, a student activist, was brutally murdered by an armed fascist gang in 1980. She was just 19 years old. Now it has emerged that her convicted murderer, Emilio Hellin, is working for state security forces.
INDIGNADOS: S-25 (15 mins) As Occupy at the Houses of Parliament on May 4 draws closer, a reminder of what happened last September when Spain’s 15-M movement surrounded Congress.
SOMONTE – LAND AND FREEDOM (14 mins) Trade Unionists occupy a 400 hectare farm in Andalucia to grow food and create jobs.
**PLUS** Videos and speakers from 3 key struggles in London, featuring: Blacklisting in Crossrail, Fighting Victimisation at London Met, 3 Cosas Campaign: Sick Pay, Holiday, Pensions Now!
Premier of Into the Fire – Monday, 29th April, 6:30
The premiere of Into the Fire 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.
A hard hitting documentary which shows the plight of refugees and migrants in recession hit Athens, Into The Fire is a film with a difference.
Greece is in crisis. But the economic crisis is not the only one. An asylum crisis has gripped the country at this time of severe austerity. And it hits the most vulnerable: Refugees, including minors, who have left everything behind fleeing their countries to find safety.
In Greece, they are left destitute and on the streets, unable to apply for asylum and threatened by escalating racist attacks. Trapped in Greece, they have one message for Europe and the rest of the world: Let us leave!