Saturday, 12 June 2010

Moving to Mars

Refugee Action [link] kindly invited me to the launch of their film festival, that is taking, place online from the 10th-24th June on Brightwide [link]. The programme is exciting; I’m looking forward to two films in particular ‘No One Knows About Persian Cats’ which tells the story of young artists trying to express themselves in the contemporary rock scene in Iran and ‘Moving to Mars: A Million Miles from Burma’ documentary [link] which follows two families of Burmese refugees moving to England from a refugee camp in Thailand. Brightwide, itself, is such a great idea. The site screens inspiring, intelligent and entertaining social & political cinema from around the world and also provides the viewer with the information to become more involved if they have been especially moved by an issue. I hope you will find the time to check out the festival, Brightwide and Refugee Action! lots of love tt