North West Labour Film Festival

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MY TRIP TO THE ARGENTINIAN LABOUR FILM FEST

May 31, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Construir Cine film festival in Argentina as a guest of the festival and the British Council. One of the main reasons for my visit was to be a judge on the Construir Cine judging panel in the feature film documentary category. The films were about work, […]

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Film Review – I Daniel Blake – by Martin Spence

November 4, 2016

  Ken Loach’s latest film, I, Daniel Blake, has garnered rich and widespread praises – among other things, winning the director an almost-unprecedented second Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It has attracted such plaudits that a childishly perverse part of me almost wants to find fault. But the truth is, I can’t. This […]

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LABOUR FESTIVAL COMES TO SEFTON – GLEN WILLIAMS FESTIVAL CO-ORDINATOR

July 6, 2016

For nearly 20 years the trade union movement and local Sefton Community Cinema, The Plaza, have worked closely on many film projects. The cinema has played host to events involving Holocaust survivors, Chilean refugees from the Pinochet Coup, Hillsborough for Justice Campaigners and well-known local film directors, all there to share their experiences with an […]

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Winter on Fire – film review – Anna Burton

June 22, 2016

This film charts the Ukranian rebellion in the bitter winter of 2013/2014 against corrupt President Viktor Yanukovyvh, who was elected on a false promise to bring the country into the European Union, and instead cuts a deal with Russian’s Vladimir Putin. What initially starts out as a protest around EU membership turns into a fight […]

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