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Giro: Is This The Modern World?

Dir: Jonnie Turpie
UK 1985, 50 mins
Cert: 12

This resonant piece of punk TV from Birmingham Film and Video Workshop was made in collaboration with a group
 of unemployed young Telfordians (the Dead Honest Soul Searchers), as they try and find answers to questions about the dole system, wage levels and what the future might hold. Complete with energetic soundtrack and interviews with Ken Livingstone, a millionaire, and a representative of the Basic Incomes Group.

This screening is part of Screening Rights Film Festival, Birmingham’s international festival of social justice film. It also represents a tribute to Alan Fountain (1946 – 2016) who was Channel 4’s first Commissioning Editor for Independent Film and Video and a great supporter and funder of BFVW.

This event is also part of Birmingham Heritage Week.

Followed by a panel discussion and drinks reception.


Date :
September 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:
Birmingham Film and Video Workshop, Birmingham On Film, Flatpack: Assemble, Screening Rights Film Festival
This event was part of Birmingham on Film


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Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston
Birmingham, B12 9QH
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Free. Booking required.
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