May 12, 2009
Hectic Peelers screening: An Independent Mind
Electric Sheep podcast:
TUESDAY 12th MARCH, Roxy Bar and Screen, 7:30pm, FREE: Resonance FM and Electric Sheep Magazine proudly present An Independent Mind. The film explores the state of freedom of expression around the world in 2008, the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which protects freedom of expression under Article 19. An Independent Mind interviews people from diverse walks of life who have faced oppression and censorship for expressing unpopular or radical opinions. The interviewees include: The Moustache Brothers, a comedy troupe in Burma, Tiken Jah Fakoly, a reggae star from Côte d’Ivoire, Ali Dilem, an Algerian cartoonist, David Irving, a controversial British writer and historian, Mu Zimei, a Chinese sex blogger, Soziedad Alkoholika, a Basque rock band, Marielos Monzon, a Guatemalan radio journalist and Faraj Bayrakdar, a Syrian poet and journalist.
The film will be introduced by Alex Fitch, assistant editor of Electric Sheep Magazine and the director, Rex Bloomstein, will take part in a Q & A after the screening.
Links: Rex’s website
Interview with Rex following a screening of KZ at the Sundance Film Festival
Rex’s page at the “British Documentary Website” dfgdocs.com
Rex’s filmography at the University of Leicester website
Listen to Alex interview Rex about his films KZ and Traitors to Hitler