London Community Video Archive and DIY Space For London’s Film Collective present a night of short films hosted by Sapphire Mcintosh (of Sisters on Set).
Featuring newly digitised videos from the London Community Video archive and contemporary shorts, we will explore how politically active filmmakers have used their work to incite change, to ask questions of their communities, and to highlight social injustice from the 80s to now.
Have the questions we are asking changed, and have their answers? How can filmmakers help their communities?
A Place of My Own, Part 2 (Andy Porter & Graham de Smidt, 1982): In a satirical news programme The Viewpoint, ‘experts’ debate the issues young homeless people are up against in London in 1982. Meanwhile we see the real solutions young people found, including living in a housing cooperative and squatting.
Location, Location, Location…. Location (Sapphire & Sisters on Set, 2016): A sharp satirical comedy depicting the impact of gentrification in London.
Being White (producers & date unknown): Being White takes to the streets of London asking people what it means to be white, and the various intersections with whiteness they experience.
Does White Privilege Exist? (Sapphire McIntosh, 2017) Sapphire McIntosh hits up Bank station in London to ask members of the public, Does White Privilege exist?
London Community Video Archive (LCVA) is preserving the work of the Community Video movement in the 1970s and 80s. Their aim is to draw attention to this collection of unheard voices and images, and for the videos to be used as a resource for contemporary debates and activism.
Sapphire McIntosh is a political satirical artist whose work is driven by studying current social themes.
Entry is free, donations on the door will go to Sisters Uncut.