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Programme 2012

The Real Social Network

Ludovica Fales, Srdjan Keca, Isis Thompson / 2012 / UK / 76’

Thur 21 June / 16:30 / Darkroom


Protest has changed. A new radicalism, fuelled by modern technology, has hit the streets. Over 6 months of government cuts, a collective of filmmakers had exclusive access to the backroom meetings of a group of London students as they hacked software, occupied universities and shut down banks. The Real Social Network captures the passion, anger and technology of a broad student protest movement - a moment before the “Arab Spring” and the protests for social justice around the globe.


+ Occupy Docs: Short documentaries from the ensuing global Occupy movements


Newsreels / Jem Cohen / USA / 2011 / 4' 


Snowed / Felix Goncalez / UK / 2012 / 6'


Occupy on Trial / Chloe Ruthven and Toby Paton / UK / excerpt from film in production / 3'


Screening followed by a discussion chaired by Emily James (dir. Just Do It) on DIY media, re(presentation) and agitprop with members of Kitchen Sink Collective, Chloe Ruthven, Felix Goncalez and George Bardo.



Tickets £5