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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Passing Clouds
1 Richmond Road, London , E8 4AA

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Tuesday 28 May 7.30

A rare screening of ‘PATU’ (1983, NZ) , followed by a discussion.

“Patu” is a startling documentary record of the mass civil disobedience that took place throughout New Zealand during the winter of 1981, in protest against a South African rugby tour.  A landmark in New Zealand’s film history, it marks a moment when New Zealand was torn in two by  the 1981 Springbok rugby tour over the issue of racism and indigenous rights.  With its highly-charged images of violent clashes between police and anti-tour marchers, Patu firmly sided with the later,  and is passionate, activist filmmaking at its most compelling.

Maori filmmaker Merata Mita was the first woman to direct a feature-length documentary in New Zealand, also directing the feature film ‘Maori’. 

Plus: Anti-Apartheid: South Africa, Israel and Sporting Boycotts

Discussion withProfessor Jonathan Rosenhead, on the anti-Apartheid ‘Stop the Tour’ campaigns of the 70′s & 80′s, and Michael Deas, Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) on ‘Kick Israeli Racism out of UEFA‘.  All welcome!

***Delicious Middle-Eastern food by Alia***

Doors open 7pm, film starts: 7.30pm. Free entry.

at: Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston E8 4AA

Junction with Kingsland Road, behind The Haggerston Pub.

CATASTROPHE CLUB: Film and discussion events

Organised by Hackney Palestine Solidarity Campaign