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Programme 2013

Grasp the Nettle

Dean Puckett / 2012 / UK / 91’

Fri 21 June / 18:30 / Cinema Tent



Grasp the Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag band of activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police – and themselves – in an effort to create alternative communities outside consumer society. Filmmaker Dean Puckett went to live among the eclectic inhabitants of an eco-village in West London, who then move to the heart of London, occupying Parliament Square. It is an epic, inspiring and at times harrowing journey of discovery - following the homeless, the visionaries and eccentrics against a backdrop of economic and ecological crisis.


Panel discussion with Dean Puckett (Director), Paco Sweetman (Editor) & selected cast from the film, chaired by Nafeez Ahmed (Journalist)


£10 / £8 Conc.



Screening with MyStreet film:


Matt Hopkins / 2013 / UK / 4’ 46




Other films in this strand:

City Stories >


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