Alongside our Exchange activity and open to all, we are also holding a series of documentaries from our 2020 programme to be screened at the Showroom Cinema, for just £1.
Saturday 17 October – 11:00
The Story of Plastic
The Story of Plastic unearths the real causes of our growing plastic pollution problem and the distorted narratives we have been fed by industry to distract us and displace blame. Depicting a world rapidly becoming overrun with toxic material, the documentary brings into focus this alarming, man-made crisis. Striking footage, original animations and archival material combine to illustrate the disastrous impact of the plastics industry, shedding new light on a pressing global challenge that threatens the life and health of animals, humans and civilization on Earth.
Saturday 31 October – 11:00
Bring Down the Walls
With a prison population of more than 2 million, the USA is the world’s biggest jailer. Coinciding with the escalation of mass incarceration in the 1980s, house music emerged from Black, Latinx and queer communities embattled by oppressive law enforcement policies. The film explores the prison industrial complex through the lens of house music and nightlife, proposing the dance floor as a space of personal and collective liberation, and new ways in which we could come together as a society.
For more information please follow this link: https://sheffdocfest.com/films/6993
Tickets will be available from 19 October 2020
Saturday 14 November – 11:00
The Viewing Booth
In a laboratory-like setup, The Viewing Booth is an encounter between a filmmaker and a viewer - an American student and an enthusiastic supporter of Israel. Maia is invited to watch and comment on videos made by a Palestinian activist collective who are filming the daily life of inhabitants of the occupied territories and the behaviour of the Israeli army. The film studies the relationship between viewer, documentary footage and filmmaker; exploring the way meaning is attributed to non-fiction images in today’s day and age.
For more information please follow this link: https://sheffdocfest.com/films/6958
Tickets will be available from 2 November 2020