*TELL SPRING NOT TO COME THIS YEAR

Dir: Saeed Taji Farouky & Michael McEvoy

Helmand Province, Afghanistan, home to Heavy Weapons Company, 3rd Brigade, of the Afghan National Army. We follow the soldiers during their first year fighting without NATO support, seeing the war through Afghan eyes, for the first time. 

Four astronomers celebrate 50 years of work and friendship on a return road trip in the US. The journey provokes reflection on their work, life and contribution to the most exciting period in astronomy's history.

*FRAME BY FRAME

Dir: Alexandria Bombach & Mo Scarpelli

After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists must overcome the challenges building a free press in a country left to stand on its own.

In 1972, athletes from around the globe gathered in Munich, Germany for the Olympic Games. However, the Olympic spirit of brotherhood and peaceful competition was shattered when eight Palestinian terrorists invaded the athletes' quarters to take the Israeli team hostage while the world looked on, incredulous. Using extraordinary archive footage including the only surviving member of the Black September group, the film tells the dramatic story of what happened during those 21 hours in Munich.

 

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.