A Great Padkos Bill!

POSTED ON August 27, 2013 BY admin



On the 29 August, the Padkos Event with Richa Nagar kicks off at 10:00 am – then stick around for a great bioscope bill!: (1) Vio.Me – Self-organisation in Greece,  (2) Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey & (3) Egyptian Winter.

A fantastic bioscope line-up highlighting current struggles – join us!

Vio Me – Self-organisation in Greece. (22 min) After going on strike & occupying the factory in February 2013, the workers at the Vio.Me Factory have re-opened it under worker’s control. For many, this represents a new way forward for unemployed workers in Greece & beyond – running factories without bosses, producing only goods that are needed, and distributing them through solidarity networks.

Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey. (33 min)The protests were initially against the demolition of Gezi Park. The heavy-handed policing in response helped transform them into a popular uprising against the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his style of authoritarian rule. The film tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the evictions, and the continuing protests.

Egyptian Winter. (11 min) Filmed in early 2013, two years after the revolution in Egypt began, unrest continues, the political & economic situation worsens, and the demands of the revolution may seem further away than ever. Still the revolution has opened up new spaces for political action & public debate. This short documentary looks at some of the reasons motivating revolutionaries to keep taking the streets, the obstacles that they are facing, and the tactics that they are using. It looks into the current economic and political problems facing Egyptians, the growing independent union movement, black bloc tactics, and the response of women to sexual assaults.

All 3 are from Brandon Jourdan (award-winning independent filmmaker, journalist, and writer) and Global Uprisings.

Be sure you’re @ the padkos bioscope, CLP, Thursday, 29 August, at 1pm sharp!