The Corporation, Zapatista, Space Hijackers and Lab of ii...
Film and Food @ The Synergy Centre
Another World Is Blossoming Screening
Thursday March 23rd from 6pm
Entry by donation
The Synergy Centre is located at:
220 Farmers Road
London SE5 0TW
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Farmers Road is off Wyndham Road,
which is off Camberwell New Road.
Nearest Tube is Oval.
On Thursday it is the third in uniteddiversity‘s series of Another World Is Blossoming screenings. This week we’re showing multi-award winning must-see film The Corporation.
Main Feature – 8pm Sharp
THE CORPORATION explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Footage from pop culture, advertising, TV news, and corporate propaganda, illuminates the corporation’s grip on our lives. Taking its legal status as a “person” to its logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” Provoking, witty, sweepingly informative, The Corporation includes forty
interviews with corporate insiders and critics – including Milton Friedman, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, and Michael Moore – plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change.
Winner of 24 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, 10 of them AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS including the AUDIENCE AWARD for DOCUMENTARY in WORLD CINEMA at the 2004 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL.?
Second Feature Film – 10pm
It is New Year’s night 1994, the day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect. To the Mayan Indian communities in the Lacandon Jungle of Southeastern Mexico, NAFTA symbolizes the culmination of over 500 years of exploitation. That night, 2,000 Indian soldiers occupy several cities in the state of Chiapas and declare political and economic autonomy. They call themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN).
“This is not the last gasp of guerrilla resistance in Latin America. What you see here is not communism or socialism or anarchism. This is something you have never before in your life imagined. . . this is the Truth.”
Shorts – from 6pm
“The Space Hijackers are a group of Anarchitects which was set up at the beginning of 1999.
Our group is dedicated to battling the constant oppressive encroachment onto public spaces of institutions, corporations and urban planners. We oppose the way that public space is being eroded and replaced by corporate profit making space.
We oppose the way that users of space are being put under increasing
scrutiny and control by those who own or run it. Be this via CCTV installed to monitor us, or architectural elements designed to control our moods.
We oppose the blanding out and destruction of local culture in the name of global economic progress. Newer and Bigger is not always better, it is usually both impersonal and imposing.
Through our various actions we attempt to raise awareness of issues within spaces and change how these spaces are used and percieved in the future. We intend to destroy heirarchies within spaces and claim back public ownership. Our projects act as another voice within space, and become engrained upon the places we Hijack.
Our aim is to change the way that ownership and usage of space is percieved, to put users of space in a more level position. We want to have a say in how we all exist within public space, on where and how we meet. We are fed up with being treated like criminal cattle by the institutions and corporations that decide on the shape and content of our environment.
The Space Hijackers in no way want to become leaders of some kind of
resistance movement, our actions detailed on this site should act as a catalyst for others. If we can, you can. However we want to expand our membership in order to create a forum for discussion and development of these ideas. Our agents area is a space where interested parties can meet in a non heriarchical manner and help each other in their quests.
Our first major event was the hijacking of a Circle line carriage on London Underground . Since then we have expanded our operations to include everything from building miniature “City farms” all over the square mile through to producing “Experimental Pedestrian Schemes” in Brixton, and the production and design of Hijacker Equipment.”
Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imanagination
“The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (lab of ii) is a network of socially engaged artists and activists whose work falls in between resistance and creativity, culture and politics, art and life.
We believe that playful forms of cultural intervention in everyday life and the development of convivial spaces that enable participants to cultivate full confidence in their own creative capacity are fundamental tools for social change.
The Lab of ii was launched in London during the European Social Forum, in October 2004, with 4 days of presentations, training’s, performances and actions. Several hundred people from across Europe took part in the events. We then went on tour leading up to the G8 Summit Gleneagles 2005, with 2 day intensive training’s, interventions and a free outdoor event.”
Other Another World Is Blossoming events:
Another World Is Blossoming Screening 4
6pm – 11.30pm, Thurs March 30th @ The Synergy Centre
Another World Is Blossoming Benefit Gig
7pm – 3am, Fri March 31st @ The Synergy Centre