Thursday 2 November / 6.30 p.m. / Keynes Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST
Tonight the Italian nationals' association La Giovane Italia will show in Cambridge the film Nove giorni al Cairo (Nine days in Cairo), a documentary on the abduction and murder of the Cambridge student Giulio Regeni in January 2016. Giulio's mother Paola and the filmmakers Carlo Bonini and Giuliano Foschini (journalists on La Repubblica) will be present. Tickets are presently sold out, but any that become available can be booked through Eventbrite.
Tuesday 14 February / 7 p.m. / Unitarian Church, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW
Next week Cambridge Unite Community, in collaboration with Cambridge Area Momentum and the Cambridge People's Assembly, will hold a free community screening of Ken Loach's acclaimed film I, Daniel Blake. The film depicts the new cruelty of Britain's welfare system, redesigned by the coalition and Conservative governments to punish their scapegoats for austerity: here, that means those of us who are unemployed or disabled (as for other state agencies it means those of us who are immigrants).Read more
Wednesday 14 December / 7 p.m. / CB2 Bistro, 5–7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Our new friends in the Cambridge circle of Marea Granate (Maroon Wave), the transnational organization of Spanish emigrants formed to fight the inequality and austerity that forced them from their country, will screen a film this Wednesday.Read more
Monday 25 April / 7.45 p.m. / St Philip's Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN
A film that brings our peril into focus and [suggests] what we might learn from despair.
So says the writer Alice Walker of This Changes Everything, directed by Avi Lewis and based on Naomi Klein's major book on climate change and what it means for radical politics (see our review). Narrated by Klein, the documentary film portrays seven communities fighting against the human destruction of the environment: beacons for a struggle that to preserve a viable planet, has to transform its economy. Our friends in Global Justice Cambridge will hold a free screening of the film on Monday, with a discussion afterwards. Visit their Eventbrite page to book tickets.
Tuesday 10 November / 7 p.m. / Keynes Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST
Next week our friends in Cambridge Left Unity will show the 2013 film The Spirit of '45, Ken Loach's documentary on the popular demand for social reform after the Second World War that issued in the election of a purposeful Labour government and, in the teeth of economic crisis, the foundation of Britain's welfare state. Admission is free, and the film will be followed by a discussion.Read more
Wednesday 16 September / 7 p.m. / Keynes Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST
This Wednesday our friends in Cambridge Left Unity will show the 2014 film Agorá by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, documenting and analysing the Greek crisis – where severe austerity has brought unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and resurgent fascism – as it develops from 2010. The film will be followed by a discussion with Greek activists from the Antarsya coalition and the new Popular Unity party. Admission is free.Read more