Screening curated by Samuel Stevens and hosted by Tyneside Cinema presenting works by the 1930s film production group the Workers Film and Photo League alongside contemporary films that respond to the social realities in contrast to official news media coverage. The screening was followed by a panel and audience discussion that explored working methods of the progressive representation of social and political realities in moving image today in response to the activities of the Workers' Film and Photo LEague as pioneers of independent media. The panel and audience comproised of filmmakers, political activists, members of Labour Momentum, trade unions, Newcastle local council and the general public. The aim of the screening and discussion was to further awareness of the activities of the WFPL and present the question of comparable forms of moving image in the progressive representation of political and social realities today.
|Date||23 Aug 2018|