Born in 1940, Frank Zappa - self-taught composer, musician, bandleader, producer and independent thinker -first transcribed his avant-garde, Varèse-influenced compositions onto paper at fourteen. He only began to write lyrics in his early twenties....
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.
When reports emerge of crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch sends emergency investigators to document violations and reveal them to the world. These specialist investigators, the first on the ground, are the E-Team.
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.
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.
Director Simon Chambers follows the lives of young Bengali sisters - and close personal friends of his - as they travel from London to Bangladesh to undertake the arranged marriages that have long been planned for them.
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.
Enron examines one of the greatest corporate disasters in history, in which top executives from one of the largest companies in America walked away with over a billion dollars, leaving investors and employees with nothing