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Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media

Global Futures Film Forum Event

Dirty Oil
19:30 - 21:30
1 September 2012 - 31 December 2012
Winchester Discovery Centre Jewry Street Winchester SO23 8SB Tel: 0845 603 5631 Box office: 01962 873603 Screenings and talks / discussions are FREE and open to the public, tickets on a first come first served basis. Films start at 7.30pm and will be introduced and followed by a Q&A session and/or discussion.

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr August Davis at .

Event details

From Autumn 2012, the Research Centre will organise monthly film screenings in partnership with the Winchester Discovery Centre.

I am Nasrine
I am Nasrine

WSA Global Futures Film Forum

Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media and Winchester Discovery Centre present a new series of monthly film screenings. The Global Futures Film Forum will show films that address issues highlighting the complexities of a globalized world. The series emphasises the role of films as catalysts for change. The forum aims to be a venue where diverse voices with stakes in these issues can come together and debate. We want to especially address community groups that are engaged in issues of globalization, as well as the Winchester community at large.

The films showcased deal with globally relevant topics such as environment, society, politics and art. The forum will deal with politically urgent issues, socially oppressed communities, important environmental disasters and artistic taboos.

The WSA Global Film Forum will take the same format every month: A member of the research centre will introduce the films. After the screening there will be an opportunity to engage in discussion and debate, chaired by a member of a local community group. The forum offers new perspectives on important political and social changes. This series both celebrates the best of contemporary global cultures and fosters deeper understandings of peoples and places.

26 September – Dirty Oil / Leslie Iwerks / Canada / 2010 / 73mins

Dirty Oil explores the battle between industry, government, local communities, and environmentalists over the development of the oil sands of Alberta, Canada. It follows pipelines from the Alberta oil sands to the American Midwest to witness how refineries dump toxic waste into the Great Lakes. These stories illustrate the price dirty oil is costing both sides of the border.
Local environmentalist group WinAcc will facilitate the debate after the film.

10 October – I am Nasrine / Tina Gharavi / Iran & UK / 2011 / 84mins

I Am Nasrine is an intimate journey of self-discovery. Set in modern day Tehran and the UK, the film follows the paths of Nasrine and her brother Ali, from a comfortable, middle class Iranian home to being a refugee and immigrant in the North of the UK. They have to choose between being part of a Muslim community, or embracing a new culture, with unforeseen consequences.
The director of the film will be in attendance to talk to the audience after the screening.

14 November – An African Election / Jarreth Merz / Ghana and South Africa / 2011 / 89mins

This documentary looks at the complex political machinery of a third world democracy: the 2008 presidential elections in Ghana, West Africa. It follows the key players to provide an insider’s view of the political, economic and social forces at work in Ghana. This film reveals the struggle postcolonial nations face to legitimize themselves to their first world contemporaries.
This film is screening in association with Afrika Eye Festival , Bristol.

12 December – Girl Model / David Redmon, Ashley Sabin / Siberia, Japan & USA / 2011 / 78mins

Girl Model follows two protagonists in the fashion industry. Ashley is a model scout, Nadya is a thirteen year old plucked from her home with promises of a profitable modelling career. Ashley and Nadya’s stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya’s optimism about rescuing her family from poverty grows, Ashley’s jaded outlook on the industry’s corrosive influence intensifies.
A fashion industry professional will lead the discussion after this screening.

An African Election
An African Election
Girl Model
Girl Model

Speaker information

Prof. Ryan Bishop,will introduce the screenings and the guests present for discussions.

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