February 2012: V for Vendetta

Join us in February, when we shall be showing the film V for Vendetta and discussing when it is right for the people to rise up in solidarity against governments that no longer represent them.  The shadowy freedom fighter known only as V uses terrorist tactics to fight the totalitarian state. V finds a potential ally in Evey, whom he rescues from the secret police. The film, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, explores issues of power, repression, and resistance. V’s Guy Fawkes mask has become the symbol of the Occupy Movement and the Anonymous hacker collective.

Doors open at 7PM and we’ll be showing a selection of media activist and citizen journalist produced film shorts until 7.30pm:

V for Vendetta showing starts at 7.30PM sharp after which we shall table a discussion on the various themes raised in the film.

Evening finishes at 10PM, at which juncture we may ajourn to a local ale house for continued discussion and refreshment.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD

Donations £3 (nobody refused for lack of money).