ONLINE film screening and discussion
JUNE 3 / 7pm
****documentaries will be available 24 hours before this conversation event***
During the BLACK LIVES MATTER protest in America, UNICORN RIOT shared the stories of the communities uprising as well as facilitated live streaming from the protests. Their act of witnessing provided a context, a voice and a plea for collective response to systemic police violence. We will be sharing several of their documentaries and welcoming founders to an online discussion about their vital work.
Unicorn Riot is a decentralized, educational non-profit media organization of artists and journalists. Their work is dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues through amplifying stories and exploring sustainable alternatives in today’s globalized world.
Born from the Internet in 2015, their commercial-free platform operates non-hierarchically, independent of corporate or government control. Unicorn Riot spans across multiple US cities including Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia as well as South Africa.
We are excited to facilitate an online season of screenings and discussions exploring films made by collectives, grown from community and which challenge the mainstream media misrepresentation. We will be questioning the notions of a ‘post truth’ society and the role of a documenter within it. From the Rojava Film Commune in Syria to the streets of America and ending in our own cinema in Newcastle, we will be sharing and discussing extraordinary work which activates communities, reveals hidden realities, and inspires new ways forward.
COLLECTIVE NOW is supported by Film Hub North, Arts Council England and Community Foundation.