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The Carnival of Protest

September 14, 2011 Reviews No Comments
from The Student Journals WRITTEN BY GAH-KAI LEUNG | 02 SEPTEMBER 2011 In his study “Rabelais and His World,” literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin writes of carnival as a “temporary suspension… of hierarchical rank [which creates] a special type of communication impossible in everyday life.” Bahktin’s influential theory of the carnivalesque seems to ...

The history of our movement against cuts (so far)

July 13, 2011 Reviews No Comments
Chronicle of Protest – The history of our movement against cuts (so far) by Patrick Ward Socialist Worker Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how much has gone on over the past eight months. This documentary is a celebration of the anti-cuts movement in Britain. It charts the movement from ...

‘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 ...

Review at Nuke’s World

May 1, 2011 Reviews No Comments
A review at Nuke’s World: Today at 1545 local time, Chronicle of Protest, a film directed by Michael Chanan premiered at The Rio Cinema, Dalston, as part of the East End Film Festival. On seeing its inclusion, I was heartened fearing a lack of films commentating on the events which have ...

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 ...

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: ...