Friday theme: Prison

16:00 – Attica: 40 years later (18min) – USA – English (2012)
Former national guardsman Tad Crawford and former Attica prisoners Carlos Roche and Joseph “Jazz” Hayden recount what happened during the Attica prison uprising on September 9, forty five years ago, and the repercussions still being felt from the uprising.
16:30 – Picco (1hr 45min) – GERMANY – Deutsch (2010)
A drama based on real events, about the experience of a newcomer in a youth prison.
18:30 – Louie Theroux Behind Bars san Quentin (1hr) UK – English (2008)
For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison and talks with the guards and the inmates. The guards escort him, tell him what their job is all about and how the prison is subdivided while the inmates tell him there’s a segregation of races that can’t be undone.
19:45 – Australia’s shame (1hr) – AUSTRALIA – English – German Subs? (2016)
An episode from Four Corners reveals the shocking truth about the treatment of children behind bars, where young offenders have been stripped naked, assaulted and tear gassed.

(30 min discussion indigenous imprisonment Australia/worldwide.)

20:15 – Charlies Country (1hr 45min) – AUSTRALIA – English (2013)
Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties.

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Saturday theme: Queer/Trans* in Prison

14:00 – Cruel and unusual (1hr 3min) USA – English – (2006)
An unflinching examination of transgender women in men’s prisons. Ashley, Linda, Anna, Yolanda and Ophelia describe their experiences undergoing inhumane and humiliating treatment including rape, violence, solitary confinement and denial of medial care.
15:15 – Out in the Night (1hr 22min) USA – English (2014)
A film about the New Jersey 4, women who where branded a “Gang of Killer Lesbians” by the media, after defending themselves against sexual assault on the street.
16:45 – Last Rescue in Siam (10min) THAILAND – English/Thai (2012)
The first film ever made by sex workers in Thailand. It is a short black and white movie inspired by the tradition of the old silent movies. The film accompanies the Empower research report “Hit & Run” available

(Discussion or pause)

17:30 – Criminal Queers (1hr 10min) – USA – English – German Subs (2016)
Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. This film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation.
19:00 – Leonera (1hr 53min) – ARGENTINA – Spanish – English subs – (2009)
A film addressing maternity, jail and Justice; confinement, guilt and solitude; as the main character, Julia raises her son Tomas inside an Argentinean prison.

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Sunday theme: Borders and detention

16:00 – Tasting Freedom (52min) – UK – English (1994)
Tasting Freedom’ documents the struggles of asylum seekers in Britain for recognition of their basic human rights and investigates abuses on asylum seekers in detention centres and prisons. The documentary closely follows the struggles of the detainees including hunger strikes, revolts and uprisings.
17:00 – Deine Freiheit, Meine Freiheit (1hr 24min) – GERMANY – Deutsch

(30 min discussion – Women in prison)

19:00 – Campsfield House (23min) – UK – English (2014)
This documentary aims to tackle the lack of public engagement with the reality of immigration detention. By speaking with people about their personal experiences of Campsfield, it gives a look behind the statistics that characterise mainstream media and politicians’ reports on immigration.
19:30 – Working illegally (29min) – UK – English (2015)
Working Illegally, looks behind politicians’ rhetoric, the closed walls and barbed wire of UK border enforcement, to expose the reality of immigration detention, raising pressing questions concerning its nature and purpose. Told primarily through detainees’ testimonies.
20:15 – Nowhere Line:Voices from Manus Island (16min) – AUSTRALIA – English (2015)
An animated short film, narrated by two asylum-seeking men detained in Australia’s Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre, recounting the dangerous journeys that brought them to the island and their memories of the riot that erupted in 2014.

(30 min discussion refugee detention in Australia)

21:00 – Crulic (1hr 13min) – ROMANIA/POLAND – Romanian – English Subs (2011)
‘The animated feature-length “Crulic – The Path to Beyond” tells the story of the life of Crulic, the 33 years old Romanian who died in a Polish prison while making hunger strike.

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