Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival 2020 Goes Online

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown the Tolpuddle Festival in Dorset has been cancelled. This includes the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival.

However, both the main festival and the film festival are going online.

The main festival will be taking place on the Festival’s Facebook page. Details tbc.

The Tolpuddle Covid Lockdown Radical Film Festival will be taking place in online Zoom rooms across the weekend of the 17th-19th of July.

Rather than try to compete with the video on demand streamers we will be screening films that you are less likely to find on those more commercial platforms.

We are inviting the film-makers and/or film historians to join us for each Zoom session and each screening will be followed by an open discussion about the films and the issues raised by them.

The exact line-up is not yet but confirmed but currently we are hoping to screen:

Documentaries:
I Am Not A Monster, a French feature documentary about the philosophy of resistance.
Unsung Hero: Jack Jones,  A new biog of trade union legend, Jack Jones.
Solidarity,  A new film about blacklisting and the secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists in the construction industry.
Under The Knife, – A history of the dismantling and privatisation of the Health Service.

Fiction:
Our Daily Bread (1934), a relatively unknown early ‘talkie’ about surviving in the great depression.
Strike (1925) Sergei Eisenstein, one of the great films of the silent era.
The Grapes Of Wrath, one of the great films of the  depression era.

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