October 2015: Europe or Die

2015-OctoberStarting back on Sunday 4th October with a new season for 2015 we’ve organised an evening of documentaries and debate around the current migrant crisis engulfing the European Union. We have two guest speakers (to be confirmed) coming as well as the VICE News Documentary Europe or Die (whih comprises of five separate films).

For this event we’ll be occupying the Bar Area of East Oxford Community Centre (where the Catweazel Club is normally held) and opening the doors at 6.30PM to start at 7PM sharp and finishing the evening at 10PM.

Recommended donation for the night is £5 for those of you who can afford it, £3 for concessions, or whatever you can afford to give (we’d rather you came than stayed away because you couldn’t afford it).

Help promote the night by downloading and printing our flyer/poster and displaying it in your window, your college, your workplace or your favourite local shop or café. See you there.

May 2013: Into The Fire

BHQz1nLCIAEc3JyInto The Fire: A file about refugees and migrants in Athens, the financial crisis, and the Golden Dawn…

We’re pleased to be being joined by some of the film makers for the Oxford Premier of documentary Into The Fire with discussion and Q&A afterwards.  Before the screening they will be presentations of a number of projects: Network23 (who kindly host our blog), HacktionLab, BarnCamp and the new OxCred mutual credit scheme.

Sunday 5th May.  7pm doors for 7.30pm.  10pm close. East Oxford Community Centre.  Bar.  £5/£3

Into the Fire is a crowd-sourced investigative documentary looking at the situation of refugees and migrants in Greece, in the face of severe austerity measures and rising racism. Refugees flee their home countries on the search for safety. Due to it’s land border with Turkey, Greece is one of the main entry gates into Europe, but European legislation prevents them from moving on to other European countries.

Without housing, legal papers or support, they are faced with increasing and often violent racism. Attacks do not only target refugees, but any foreigner, including immigrants who have been in Greece for years. In spite of incendiary propaganda by the extreme right party Golden Dawn and a surge of murderous attacks, state and police seem unwilling to address the issue. Allegations of police sympathising with Golden Dawn are an open secret. The refugees address their plea for help to Greece and all of Europe: “Let us leave!”

Into the Fire is also an experiment in crowd-sourcing distribution and the film will be released on simultaneously on various websites and platforms around the Internet, including this one, on 21st April 2013.

Into The Fire Trailer and Into the Fire full film.


November 2011: All Power to the People

On Sunday 6th November starting at 7.30pm, we present All Power to the People, the story of the Black Panthers, a prominent group in the Black Power movement: their origins, their grassroots community work, their willingness to confront police brutality and racism, and the extreme tactics used by the government to crush them.

Doors open at 7pm, film starts promptly at 7.30pm followed by discussion.  The evening ends at just before 10pm, where 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).