EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY

Dir: Fan Lixin & Peter Webber & Richard Dale

From the team behind Earth, an astonishing look at the power of the natural world over the course of one single day tracking the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands and from exotic jungles to urban landscapes.

The first of two LGBTI Human Rights Activism and Film events organised by the ‘School of Advanced Study’ as part of the Being Human Festival 2015.

This event will focus on the experiences of the Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights transnational project (www.envisioninglgbt.com) in its innovative work with grassroots activists in participatory video film-making, to document the experiences and human rights struggles of LGBTI people. 

EDUCATION EDUCATION

Dir: Weijun Chen

Weijun Chen's film looks at the realities of Chinese education through the lives of Wang Zehziang, a tutor at a private college, Wang Pan, high school graduate and would be student, and Wan Chao, graduate job seeker who goes from one unpromising interview to another.

ÊTRE ET AVOIR

Dir: Nicolas Philibert

Fantastic film by acclaimed French documentarist Nicolas Philibert that charts half a year in the life of George Lopez and his infant and junior pupils at a tiny, single-class school in the Auvergne. Philibert reaches an extraordinary intimacy with his subjects that is never voyeuristic.

END OF SUBURBIA

Dir: Gregory Greene

Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream, but serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty, End of Suburbia explores the American way of life and its prospects as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply.