The Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival Begins!

In a little over half hour, at 4pm, the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival will officially begin! We’re excited to be back this year and have a whole host of films for all radical film-lovers. Our main programme, built around the theme “No To War”, features an array of war films to get your teeth into. On Friday you can see Uncovered: The War on Iraq at 16.40, War Feels Like War at 18.30 and Objector at 20.20. Tomorrow, Saturday, we are screening a marathon session through the whole day with The War Game at 11.00, Tangerines at 13.15, Waltz with Bashir at 15.30, Come and See at 17.55, and Oh, What a Lovely War at 20.30. Make sure to come along to witness a plethora of films – social documentary, animation, comedy and harrowing fiction – as we say No To War.

In addition, screening at our festival are the Small Axe Radical Short Film Awards. This year we have a wide range of incredible activist and radical films from across the globe screening in-between our main programme slots. We start today off with a 28 minute screening at 4pm including the film Dajla: Cinema and Oblivion directed by Arturo Dueñas Herrero (a documentary about the Sahrawi refugee camp of Dakhla in Southern Algeria), Total Disaster by Keil Troisi and Molly Gore (a satirical anti-greenwashing stunt against the French energy giant Total Energie) and Now! by Betsy Stern (a feverish, clownish and excellent 1 min short about the end of the car era). If you’re unsure about what the short films may offer then make sure to check out the Small Axe website ( where you can find synopses and reviews by our resident blogger and writer Cole Diment. Just click on “This Year” under The Films on the top left hand of the website and you’ll find the synopses. Click once more on the film names to read the reviews. Linked below are the pages for the films above

Make sure to come down to the Vintage Mobile Cinema on the south-west of the festival site. We look forward to seeing you and screening you some excellent radical film!

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