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Lives in Transit; This is How You’ll Make Your Bed in Prison; Area C

Start: 17 May 2011 8:30 pm

Venue: The Gopher Hole

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Start:
17 May 2011 8:30 pm
Venue:
The Gopher Hole
Address:
350-354 Old Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 9NQ

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Lives in Transit

European Premiere
Tamuna Jalaghania, Valerie Leon | , | 33 mins

Since 1993, and their expulsion from Abkhazia, one hundred and fifty families of refugees have inhabited a disused building, alike a shipwreck, by a lake. In the periphery of the capital city (Tbilisi), these men and women live there, forgotten and as strangers in this isolated land. They form a community of the uprooted, who practice solidarity as their sole means of survival. The film follows them in their daily lives. They reveal of exile. They make us rub shoulders with their ghosts, memories, hopes and their new beginnings.
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This Is How You’ll Make Your Bed in Prison

European Premiere
Katie Mitchell | | 10 mins

This is How You'll Make Your Bed in Prison follows the story of Vickie Lee Roach, an Indigenous woman who took the Howard Government to the High Court of Australia in a landmark civil rights case. Interweaving flickering childhood memories, poetry and intimate reflections on her life the film explores Vickie's experiences as a survivor of the Stolen Generations, her years in prison and finally her fight for justice in the highest court in the land.
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Area C

European Premiere
Hadass Shuve | , | 40 mins

Spatial planning is a means of controlling the Palestinians and their land by the Israeli authorities in Area C in the West Bank. The film reveals the planning methods which limit and restrict the development of Palestinian villages in favour of the expansion and prosperity of the Israeli settlements.
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