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‘Intelligent and highly watchable’: Sight and Sound

May 31, 2011 News, Reviews No Comments

East End Film Festival
London, UK
May 2011
Frances Morgan

Emma-Louise Williams’ Under the Cranes, which premiered to a capacity audience at Dalston’s Rio Cinema, featured the work of [a] long-time resident, Michael Rosen, whose documentary play Hackney Voices steered this engaging, gentle, slightly dreamlike documentary… Rosen also appears in Michael Chanan’s Chronicle of Protest, extolling the revolutionary potential of Shakespeare. … Continue Reading

Clarion calls for activism

April 27, 2011 News, Reviews No Comments

Morning Star

Clarion calls for activism

Chronicle of Protest (directed by Michael Chanan)
Wednesday 27 April 2011
by Ian Sinclair

A joint venture between the New Statesman magazine and Roehampton University, Michael Chanan’s Chronicle of Protest is the first documentary to look at the burgeoning anti-cuts movement in Britain.

It’s a film that Chanan hopes will be viewed as “a bit dangerous” by the ruling order because of its wholehearted celebration of the protest movement. … Continue Reading

Gilbey on Film: Chronicle of Protest, previewed

April 27, 2011 News, Reviews No Comments

Gilbey on Film: Chronicle of Protest, previewed
New Statesman Cultural Capital
by Ryan Gilbey – 27 April 2011 11:43

Activist video is providing a corrective to the mainstream media –
but nothing beats the power of a cinema screen.

“One of the qualities I love about cinema is its assertiveness: it’s so much harder to overrule or ignore a film when it’s on a cinema screen, whether that screen is in the Grand Palais in Cannes or the Slough Cineworld, than when it’s on television, laptop or iPod. I was impressed when I watched Chronicle of Protest, the omnibus edition of Michael Chanan’s attentive video blogs for the NS, on DVD this week. But its real power will become apparent, I suspect, only when it is screened in a cinema, as it will be this Saturday as part of the East End Film Festival.”

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April 15, 2011 News No Comments

A DVD is now in preparation

It will shortly be available through the New Statesman

Come back soon for more information!


March 31, 2011 News, Screening No Comments

Chronicle of Protest

will premiere at the

Rio, Dalston
on Saturday 30th April, 3.45pm

as part of the East End Film Festival

The screening will be introduced by Michael Chanan with other speakers to be announced.

£6/£5 Concs

Bookings can be made here or by telephone on 020 7241 9410.