On Sunday 28th May 2017, we brought the revolution to Chapter’s Art Car Bootique.
The programme of short films was curated by Sol Cinema, Film Hub Wales and Chapter Cinema as part of R17 – an arts season celebrating the Russian Revolution centenary.
Using revolution as inspiration, this series of shorts explores the different ways we can politically, socially and culturally stand up for what we believe in.
||Akala – Find No Enemy
Directed by GlobalFaction – Rating: 12
Akala is talked of as a modern Shakespeare. He uses hip-hop poetry to get a powerful message across about racism in the UK today. + ‘LEGO: Everything is Not Awesome’ by Green Peace
||Wild Horses of Newbury
Directed by Mark Carrol
Produced by Undercurrents.org – Rating: U
During the construction of the Newbury Bypass, two wild horses suddenly appear to stand between the chainsaws and the trees.+ ‘LEGO: Everything is Not Awesome’ by Green Peace
||Reclaim the Power
Directed by Zoe Broughton
Producer by Undercurrents.org – Rating: U
Environmental activists occupy and shut down the Welsh Ffod-y-fran open cast coal mine, stopping the Miller Argent company extracting 10 million tonnes of coal over 15 years
Directed by Julie Freebird
Produced by Undercurrents.org – Rating: PG
Campaigners from across the UK surround Yarlswood Immigration Removal Centre, demanding that the facility, which houses mainly women, is closed immediately. + ‘LEGO: Everything is Not Awesome’ by Green Peace
||Be The Change
Directed by Filmwork Studios – Rating: U
Jay Shetty produces videos to make ‘wisdom go viral’. He wants you to rethink the way you define happiness in a way that doesn’t revolve around power and wealth. + ‘How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change’ by Josh Fox
Find out more about the project in our Sol Cinema at Art Car Bootique 2017 project page.