FILMS BEING SHOWN IN M SHED OVER THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND 27th-28th April 2019
M Shed, Princes Wharf
Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN United Kingdom + Google Map
Saturday, April 27th, 11.00 – 12.25, Studio 2
‘Making It Home’
The story of eleven ex-servicemen who returned from the Great War to live and farm on Cleenish Island in Upper Lough Erne, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Made in partnership with the Bellanaleck Local History Group (67 minutes)
A small exhibition of photographs of these ‘homes for heroes’ accompanies this screening.
Mark Rhead, the photographer will be there to speak about the film, his photographs and answer questions.
Saturday, April 27th, 12.30 – 14.10, Studio 2
A film about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain’s children.
Set against the backdrop of Remembrance the controversial and challenging documentary reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its wars, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to promote support for the military.
Armed Forces Day, Uniform to Work Day, Camo Day, National Heroes Day – in the streets, on television, on the web, at sports events, in schools, advertising and fashion – the military presence in civilian life is on the march. The public and ever younger children are being groomed to collude in the increasing militarisation of UK society.
Interweaving the powerful and moving testimonies of veterans of Britain’s unbroken century of wars with expert commentary, archive and a redolent score, War School’s mosaic of sound and imagery evokes the story of the child soldier who becomes a peace campaigner, challenging the myth of Britain’s benign role in world affairs and asking if perpetual war is really what we want for future generations? (82 minutes)
Mic Dixon (the film’s director) and Aly Renwick (from Veteran’s for Peace) will be there to speak about the film and answer questions.
Saturday, April 27th, 14.15 – 15.30, Studio 2
This documentary looks at the British Caribbean experience of the First World War and its legacies, as revealed by the last surviving veterans of the British West Indies Regiment. The film is formed of archival materials, drama reconstructions and eye-witness and expert interviews shot in Jamaica, Cuba, Guyana, Barbados, St. Lucia, Italy and the UK. (50 minutes)
Tony T of Sweet Patootee (who conceived, researched, wrote and produced the film) and Julian Putkowski (author of British Army Mutineers 1914-1922) will be there to speak about the film and answer questions.
Saturday, April 27th, 15.35 – 16.30, Studio 2
‘These Dangerous Women’ and ‘Women’s Peace Crusade’
- These Dangerous Women
Documentary about the women who tried to stop World War 1. In 1915 1300 women from warring and neutral nations got together in the Hague to find a way towards peace. (24 minutes)
- Women’s Peace Crusade
The Women’s Peace Crusade swept like wildfire across Britain from 1916 -1918. This film tells the story of the North West women who took part in Manchester, Blackburn, Oldham and Nelson. (20 minutes)
Alison Ronan who worked on these films will be there to speak about the films and answer questions.
Sunday, April 28th, 10.30 – 11.00, Studio 2
‘Emmerdale’s Conscientious Objector’
Part of the Emmerdale 1918 series which looks at the experiences of Yorkshire conscientious objector Alfred Martlew.
Cyril Pearce, who is the expert in this documentary, will be there to speak about the programme and answer any questions.
Sunday, April 28th, 11.00 – 12.15, Studio 2
‘The Singapore Mutiny’
Documentary revealing how the First World War shaped Gandhi’s rise to prominence in India and the path to independence. Focusing on the bloody mutiny of the Indian battalion in Singapore in 1915, with eyewitness and expert interviews shot in India, Singapore, Germany and the UK. The film also features archive footage and drama interpretation. (50 minutes)
Tony T of Sweet Patootee (who conceived, researched, wrote and produced the film) will be there to speak about the film and answer questions.
Sunday, April 28th, 12.30 – 13.15, Studio 2
‘Watford’s Quiet Heroes’
A 30 minute documentary telling the stories of some of those who defied the call to arms in World War One. The bravery, hardship, sacrifice and sorrow of the combatants in WW1 are rightly remembered during the centenary. The impact on families and communities at home is also coming alive in re-discovered personal stories and many centenary projects and events. There has been less attention to those who refused the call to arms and the consequences they had to face. The challenge presented by this very small minority is as relevant today as it was then. This film is about three of them. (30 minutes)
Simon Colbeck of Watford Quakers will be there to speak about the film and answer questions.
Sunday, April 28th, 13.25 – 13.55, Studio 2
‘The Last Clarion House’
A film about the Nelson ILP Clarion House and its role in the struggles of suffragettes & conscientious objectors – the Clarion Cycling Club was formed in 1895 after a group of like-minded individuals got together in Birmingham in 1894. It took the Clarion name from Robert Blatchford’s socialist newspaper. (20 minutes)