BAJESDOC, RECLAIM THE SCREENS!
Free Alternative Documentary Festival
Bajesdoc is a free alternative documentary film festival in Bajesdorp and other autonomous locations in Amsterdam Oost. With dozens of inspiring documentaries related to environment, politics, human-rights, and various social struggles here and over the world, discussions/debates with some of the movie makers will sometimes follow the screenings...Bajesdoc is made possible by a group of international volunteers engaged in alternative neighbourhood initiatives.
Dates: December 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th. the movies are there.
Location: Bajesdorp, Joe's Garage, De Valreep, in Amsterdam Oost. Adresses and maps are to be found there.
|VOLKSETEN! Organic, dumpster-dived, all at once and all together|
|Red Forest Hotel|
By Mika Koskinen, Finland 2011. 87 min. English.
In rural China, farmers are intimidated into relinquishing their land for tree plantations. The Finnish-Swedish company Stora Enso is planting water-guzzling eucalyptus trees for a pulp and paper factory that is due to be built. Finnish film maker Mika Koskinen travels to the affected region in Southern China to talk with the farmers, only to find himself in an absurd situation where friendly propaganda officers want to provide "impartial and objective information from the government." Meanwhile, the people with whom he wanted to make contact are arrested or "given a holiday." The film offers some fascinating insights into China's "new green politics" in a globalized economy. Can companies co-operate with authoritarian states while respecting local people's rights, or are these problems inherent in the current economic order? Some thought-provoking answers are provided by the ethnic Pumi people, who have guarded the ancient trees of Southern China for centuries.
|Behind the Masks, Following the Animal Liberation Front|
By Shannon Keith. USA, 2006. 72 min. English.
The film is about animal rights activists who break into laboratories and other facilities to provide previously unseen footage of the way animals are used. It includes well-known names within the animal rights movement, some of whom have been imprisoned for taking direct action.
One of the bestr inspiring movie i ever saw. Its explain great not only motives of ALF but also Direct Action itself