BUILDERS AND THE GAMES
Margaret Dickinson, UK 2012 (U) 57 mins
Making Builders and the Games began with the aim of documenting experiences of construction workers building the London Olympic Park. The process turned into a long struggle with bureaucracy, security and hype, reflected in an end product which stresses the wider context. Although centred in Stratford, the film considers the legacy of past high-profile projects and explores problems such as the lack of apprenticeships, which the Olympic Authority promised to address, and blacklisting, which it did not.
CLEANERS FIGHT FOR A LIVING WAGE
Reel News, UK 2011 (Advised E) 11 mins
While millions are spent on the Royal wedding, the cleaners in Buckingham Palace have to make do with poverty pay.
GREECE: OUR PRESENT IS YOUR FUTURE! (Extract)
Reel News, UK 2012 (12A) 45 mins
The unprecedented huge vote for radical left parties in Greece earlier this year is a reflection of the powerful social movements forming on the ground that have a real chance of stopping the Europe-wide austerity measures. Many self-organised solidarity groups are springing up all over the country- in particular the parallel developments of rank and file committees in the work places with neighbourhood assemblies in the communities.