14 February 2010

11am screening at the Renoir Cinema, London map

Meeting Resistance
Steve Connors and Molly Bingham, USA 2007
84 mins

The veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency is raised by meeting face to face with individuals who are engaged in the struggle, documenting the sentiments experienced and actions taken by a nation's citizens when their homeland is occupied. Voices, male and female, speak candidly about their motivations, hopes and goals. Featuring fervent conversations with active insurgents, through its unprecedented access to these clandestine groups, the film focuses on the ‘other side’, clarifying why violence in Iraq continues. It provides a deeper understanding of both the toll of occupation and the human condition of resistance.

Waiting for Mordechai
Jenny Morgan, UK 2005
30 mins

Mordechai Vanunu spent 18 years in an Israeli prison for telling the world Israel secretly manufactures nuclear weapons. For all that time, peace campaigners tried to get him out. This film starts a few days before the scheduled release of Vanunu, as supporters from around the world arrive to welcome him…

The screening will be followed with a discussion led by Jeremy Corbyn MP and director Jenny Morgan.