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WORLD PREMIERE: Grasp The Nettle (21/6/13)

ecovillager | 13.06.2013 23:52 | Anti-militarism | Ecology | Free Spaces | London | Sheffield

Special first chance to watch this urban land reclamation documentary adventure film; about the rise and fall of 'Kew Bridge Eco Village' and Parliament Square's 'Democracy Village.' Also featuring a panel discussion chaired by Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (the Guardian), including Maria Gallastegui from Peace Strike and other activists from the film.



Grasp the Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag band of land rights activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police - and themselves - in their efforts to create alternative communities outside the framework of consumer society.

Filmmaker Dean Puckett ( http://crisisofcivilization.com) went to live among the eclectic inhabitants of an eco-village in West London, who then move to the heart of London, occupying Parliament Square. It is an epic, inspiring and at times harrowing journey of discovery - following the homeless, the visionaries and eccentrics against a backdrop of economic and ecological crisis.

WATCH THE TRAILER:

 http://www.graspthenettlefilm.com


WHEN/WHERE

Friday 21st June at 6:30pm in the Cinema Tent @ Open City Docs Fest, Torrington Square, London, WC1. The nearest tube stations to the main venues are Goodge Street (Northern Line) and Euston Square (Circle and Metropolitan Line) – each stop is 5 minutes walk to the festival venues. Bus numbers 10, 24, 73, 134, 390 stop in Gower Street. Download a map from  http://opencitydocsfest.com/assets/downloads/OCDF2013_maps.pdf


TICKETS:

Grasp The Nettle will be available for free in a couple of months but if you want to see it before then you can buy tickets (£10 or £8 Conc + a booking fee) from  http://graspthenettle.eventbrite.co.uk

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