Fire In The Blood/Q&A Dylan Mohan Gray

I am seriously bummed that I can't attend this event tonight. Don't be a fool like me, and go to this.

An intricate tale of monopoly, medicine and mass murder- Fire In The Blood looks at how Western governments, acting on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for developing countries in the late 1990s, causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths. It also documents the struggle, of a committed group, who decided to fight back. Contributors include Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz. Dr. Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science, and Guardian journalist and Dr. Yusuf Hamied, chairman of pioneering Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla will be joining director Dylan Mohan Gray for a post-screening discussion.

Fire In The Blood/Q&A Dylan Mohan Gray Advised 16
Curzon Soho, Screen 1
Date and time:
Tuesday 26 Jun, 18:20
Book your tickets now, before this sells out. It will sell out.

The Secret History of Our Streets: Caledonian Road

Interestingly the BBC have made my home street an episode in the on-going series; 'The Secret History of Our Streets'.  Unsurprisingly, the first word uttered by a Cally local after the episode introduction is "Twats".

Still, it is fascinating to discover the history of my somewhat dodgy high street.  Apparently it involves an abattoir at one end, what appeared to be the heart of the London sex trade at the other, and though those things may have passed, the enduring central institute of a massive prison, still chugging along in the middle.  I can see why Cally Rd might prefer its colourful history kept 'secret.'

There are remnants still visible, a conspicuously never open '24 hr spa' known as 'Pleasure Garden' still operates down Cally Road, Pentonville Prison still pops up in wannabe Guy Ritchie films, and the abattoir may be long gone, but my local stomping ground is far from perfect yet.  I love the fact that characters I interact with frequently, and some well-known neighbourhood personalities are featured in this cute doc.  Makes me feel a bit more connected to my rather tawdry little strip of London, and I love it still.

Available on BBC iPlayer here, and on repeat next Tuesday at 11.50pm BBC2.

Indie Game: The Movie- Now available to buy!

 Remember this poster?

I've talked about this film before. Click here to download or view online for $9.99.

I'll review soon once I have a little more time! 

The girl can't help it..

I promised myself I wouldn't post anything until I'd finished my thesis, hence the hiatus, but this is too good not to mention..

Documentary Networking Party: Distribution

In anticipation of this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest, the biggest event in the UK's documentary calendar, the Frontline Club is hosting a networking party for documentary filmmakers and those working in distribution and production.

With drinks sponsored by Chivas Regal, the party will pause at 7.30pm for a short panel discussion on how you can get your documentary distributed and how to get the most out of an industry festival like Sheffield.
Moderated by Charlotte Cook, Director of Programming at HotDocs.

Nick Fraser, Editor of Storyville, the BBC's documentary strand.

Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Head of Documentary at Danish broadcasting corporation DR.

Lucas Ochoa, Head of Film at Pulse Films.
June 11th, 2012 7:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
13 Norfolk Place
London, xLON W2 1QJ
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7479 8940
Standard Rate £ 20.00
Concessions - students/seniors £ 15.00