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SOCPA - THE MOVIE World Premiere

rikki | 11.06.2007 01:29 | SOCPA | Repression | London

first showing of this hour-long documentary about the restriction on protest around parliament square. next sunday at noon at the renoir in brunswick square, london with panel discussion to follow

some stills - trailers coming soon
some stills - trailers coming soon

World Premiere

For nearly two years, 'indymedia rikki' has been closely following the
events and battles around the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act
Section 132, which criminalised "unauthorised" demonstrations around
Parliament. The hour-long film documentary will be premiered at the
Renoir cinema on Sunday June 17th, followed by a panel discussion.

"An important new film about the legislation which was passed in order
to get rid of Brian Haw, the lone protestor who has camped outside
Parliament for more than 6 years. His ever-increasing display of
powerful and artistic banners challenged the politicians who voted for
the invasion of Iraq. Last year police swooped and unlawfully removed
most of his display, but he has continued his successful battle to
remain outside Westminster.

This hour-long documentary shows the enormous creativity and tenacity
of Brian and other
campaigners appalled at the idea that we have to ask for permission to
protest near Parliament.

Featuring an original music soundtrack and contributions from all the
main players who have challenged this law, this film is at times
frightening, funny, shocking and deeply moving.

It will be followed by a panel discussion with film-maker Indymedia
Rikki, Brian Haw, and others."

The event at the Renoir Cinema is entitled:
"Docdays: Brian Haw and the erasure of democracy" and features the
SOCPA premiere, another short film, and a panel discussion with Brian
Haw, film-maker Rikki, and other invited guests.

Screen one, Renoir cinema, Brunswick Square, London WC1
Noon Sunday 17th June

Book now:
or phone 0870 850 6927

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  1. Why not have — Demo