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See ‘This Is A Coup’ in Sutton on 24 November

Sutton for Peace and Justice is screening of  ‘This Is A Coup’ – a documentary film telling the story of Greece’s 2015 confrontation with the European Union.

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  • Thursday November 24th
  • 7.30–9.00pm doors open at 7.00
  • at Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA.

January 2015. A radical left party called Syriza wins the Greek elections. With over 50% youth unemployment, unimaginable public debt and the people struggling under crippling austerity measures, Syriza and its charismatic leader, Alexis Tsipras, is handed a clear mandate for change.

In this four-part unravelling of events, Theopi Skarlatos and Paul Mason look at how Syriza won, what they did, how they clashed with the global financial system and how it all ended. Fully exploiting their unprecedented access to politicians and venturing behind the doors where decisions were made, they chronicle a ‘war’ that highlights the democratic deficit at the heart of the EU.

Underpinning all this political posturing is also a strong vein of hope – as Skarlatos said:  “The people always felt they were stronger than the politicians who eventually didn’t live up to the promises they made back in January.”

Produced and narrated by journalist Paul Mason, with extraordinary access to key

Directed by Theopi Skarlatos, edited by Andreas Loukakos. Released by Field of Vision.

The extraordinary resilience of the Greek people – in retreat but not defeated.

There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk
or by text message to 07740 594496.

Film ‘This Is A Coup’ – 24 November

Sutton for Peace and Justice invite you to a screening of  ‘This Is A Coup’. A documentary film telling the story of Greece’s 2015 confrontation with the European Union.  Presented by journalist Paul Mason, with extraordinary access to key politicians.

coup-greek-flag

  • Thursday November 24th
  • 7.30–9.00pm doors open at 7.00
  • at Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA.

January 2015. A radical left party called Syriza wins the Greek elections. With over 50% youth unemployment, unimaginable public debt and the people struggling under crippling austerity measures, Syriza and its charismatic leader, Alexis Tsipras, is handed a clear mandate for change.

In this four-part unravelling of events, Theopi Skarlatos and Paul Mason look at how Syriza won, what they did, how they clashed with the global financial system and how it all ended. Fully exploiting their unprecedented access to politicians and venturing behind the doors where decisions were made, they chronicle a ‘war’ that highlights the democratic deficit at the heart of the EU.

Underpinning all this political posturing is also a strong vein of hope – as Skarlatos said:  “The people always felt they were stronger than the politicians who eventually didn’t live up to the promises they made back in January.”

Directed by Theopi Skarlatos, edited by Andreas Loukakos.
Produced and narrated by Paul Mason. Released by Field of Vision.

The extraordinary resilience of the Greek people – in retreat but not defeated.
There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk
or by text message to 07740 594496.

My Nazi Legacy film screening 24 June

Sutton for Peace and Justice invite you to a screening of  ‘My Nazi Legacy – What our fathers did’ in Sutton on 24 June.

A disturbing and thought-provoking documentary film. Eminent human rights lawyer Philippe Sands accompanies the sons of two Nazi war criminals as they travel through Europe to confront the past sins of their fathers.

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Sands interviews Niklas Frank and Horst von Wächter, the sons of Hans Frank and Otto Wächter, respectively (among their other grim distinctions) the Nazi governor of occupied Poland and Nazi governor of Galicia in Ukraine. Whilst one has come to terms with what his father did, the other is still in denial.

Every member of Philippe Sands’ family living in an area of Ukraine were slaughtered in 1941  when it was under the control of two Nazi officials.

And this is not just of historical interest – these are live issues. The film visits Nazi-nostalgists and paramilitaries in Ukraine who hail Horst von Wächter as the son of a hero .

As Phillipe Sands says: ‘Their fathers may be long dead, but the underlying issues that gave rise to these horrors in the first place are all still there’.

  • ‘Outstanding documentary about history and guilt’. The Guardian.
  • ‘A welcome attempt to confront the Nazi era with a steady eye.’  The Telegraph.

Friday June 24th, 7.30pm, doors open at 7.00.

At Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA.

There is no entry charge, donations will be taken on the night. Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or by text message to 07740 594496.

My Nazi Legacy

Sutton for Peace and Justice invite you to a screening of  ‘My Nazi Legacy – What our fathers did’.

Friday June 24th, 7.30–9.00pm, doors open at 7.00, at Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA.

A poignant and thought-provoking documentary film, scripted by Philippe Sands, examining the long shadow of Nazi atrocities, friendship and inherited guilt.

Eminent human rights lawyer Philippe Sands takes two men, each of whom are the children of very high-ranking Nazi officials, on an emotional journey through Europe, examining the past and the sins of their fathers.  Every member of Philippe Sands’ family living in an area of Ukraine under their control were slaughtered in 1941.

The two men approach the Nazi past of their fathers from totally different perspectives.  Whilst one has come to terms with what his father did, the other is still in denial – wriggling, squirming, trying to claim that his father was not personally guilty.

Director – David Evans.  Screenwriter – Philippe Sands.
With Philippe Sands, Niklas Frank, Horst von Wächter.
UK 2015.

  • ‘Outstanding documentary about history and guilt from author and human rights lawyer Philippe Sands’. The Guardian.
  • ‘A welcome attempt to confront the Nazi era with a steady eye.’  The Telegraph.
  • ‘Three men bound by the terrible crimes of the Nazis have forged an incredible bond between them that is explored in a moving new film’.  DailyMail.
  • ‘Their fathers may be long dead, but the underlying issues that gave rise to these horrors in the first place are all still there’.  Philippe Sands.

There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk
or by text message to 07740 594496.

Your chance to see this important film in Sutton

Four days to the Divide in Sutton

Just four days to wait to see The Divide in Sutton, ahead of its UK release on 22 April.

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You can see The Divide in Sutton on Monday 14 March 2016, at Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA. Film screening 7.30–9.00pm, doors open at 7.00.

There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or by text message to 07740 594496.

 

See The Divide in Sutton

Click on the image to see a clip from the film The Divide:

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You can see The Divide in Sutton on Monday 14 March 2016, at Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA. Film screening 7.30–9.00pm, doors open at 7.00.

There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or by text message to 07740 594496.

The Divide goes on general UK release on 22 April.

See ‘The Divide’ in Sutton on 14 March

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The Divide tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in modern day US and UK – where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.

This isn’t based on real life. This is real life.

Wall Street psychologist Alden wants to make it to the top 1%; KFC worker Leah from Richmond, Virginia just wants to make it through the day; Jen in Sacramento, California doesn’t even talk to the neighbours in her upscale gated community – they’ve made it clear to her she isn’t “their kind”.

By weaving these stories with news archive from 1979 to the present day, The Divide creates a lyrical, psychological and tragi-comic picture of how economic division creates social division. It serves as both a call to arms, and a powerful warning. The film is inspired by the critically-acclaimed, best-selling book “The Spirit Level” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.

The Divide is being screened in Sutton on Monday 14 March 2016, ahead of its general UK release on 22 April.

At Sutton Quaker Meeting Hall, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA

7.30–9.00pm, doors open at 7.00.

There is no advance entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.
Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or by text message to 07740 594496.