There has been a change of date and venue for Henry and Sunny's screening at We the People's Film Festival.
The film will now be shown on Friday, 27 November 2009, between 18:30 - 20:30 at London Metropolitan University (North Campus - Islington), Tower Building, The Henry Thomas Room (TG-30), 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB.
The Chair and Panel will be:
Chair: David Wardrop, Chairman, UNA Westminster Branch
Mr Oliver Dickinson (former LMU student), Director of the Forgotten District
Mr Paul Kerr, Senior Lecturer, Media Studies/Mass Communications at DASS, LMU
Five short films, five different topics, followed by Q&A. Don’t Shoot is the official video for singer songwriter Kinzli’s anti gun crime song. The Forgotten District focuses on efforts by the Maya to promote ecotourism in order to protect their rainforest traditions. One UN film - Ethiopia: A Family in Crisis looks at a family in Ethiopia. Henry and Sunny, filmed in black and white, takes an alternative look at discrimination in a time of economic depression, mass unemployment and civil unrest. The Peace Olympics is an annual sporting festival in South Sudan where districts compete in sporting events and are brought together in a spirit of peace and friendship. The Q&A discussion will be chaired by David Wardrop, Chairman, UNA Westminster Branch.
London Metropolitan University (North Campus - Islington) - Map
Tower Building, The Henry Thomas Room (TG-30),
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB
Tube: Holloway Road (Piccadilly Line) and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line)
Sign-Up: This event is free of charge but you must complete the General Enquiries form to confirm that you will be attending the event. We need you to provide the names and affiliations (UN, student, organisations) of those (including guests) who will attend this screening.
Cost: Free (sign-up required in advance; see above paragraph)
The official video for singer songwriter Kinzli’s anti gun crime song.
The Forgotten District
For the last 20 years the Maya in Belize have been promoting their own ecotourism programme in order to protect their rainforest and traditions.
Ethiopia: A Family in Crisis
Life of Ayatu Nure has not turned out as he expected. Once a wealthy landowner, he followed the age-old tradition of his people and took more than one wife. In fact, he took many wives! This story takes us to Ethiopia to see the family they created.
UN Film: Executive in Charge Susan Farkas
8 mins 56 secs
Henry and Sunny
In a time of unprecedented economic depression, mass unemployment and civil unrest one group has borne the brunt of society’s scorn – the clowns. Henry & Sunny is the bittersweet tale of Henry and unemployed clown in love with the famous soap opera actress, Sunny Carmichael. Beautifully photographed in high contrast black and white Henry and Sunny is a melancholy tale of love against all odds.
The Peace Olympics
The twic Olympics is an annual sporting festival in South Sudan. It pits Twic county’s six districts against each other for sporting glory but more importantly brings them together in a spirit of peace and friendship.