On the 16th of July our film will be screened at the Pepy’s estate 50th anniversary festival in Deptford (SE8), which is running from 2-10pm.
We worked on this film with the residents of the Pepy’s estate as part of our poverty and the media project. Our film shows the effects the BBC’s documentary series ‘The Tower: A Tale Of Two Cities’ had on the residents of the Pepy’s estate and their views on how their community was portrayed. At the time of release The Tower received mixed reviews, it won awards but also sparked controversy as some people claim it was based on stereotypes of people who live on council estates.
Our full film will be available shortly on vimeo on demand and we encourage you to come and watch it at the Pepy’s festival on Saturday at 9pm where it will be screened. For more information on the festival and up to date information of the screening times you can find out on our social media.
Ten years after the start of the “war on terror” and despite promises made by President Obama during his first campaign back in 2008, 171 people are still kept in the Guantanamo Bay prison. Spectacle’s documentary “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” tells the story of three British residents and of their battle to return to their families, featuring interviews with former fellow prisoners, human rights lawyers and Guantanamo’s former Muslim chaplain.
On Friday February 24th, the documentary will be broadcast on Al Rai TV in Kuwait.The broadcast will be at 10.30pm Kuwaiti time. This coincides with the release of the new Arabic subtitled version of the DVD, now available to order from Spectacle.
Three screenings of the film will take place in the upcoming weeks and each will be followed by Q&A with journalist and documentary co-author Andy Worthington:
Monday February 27, 6.30 pm at Queen Mary, University of London, David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus, London, E1 4NS
Thursday March 8, 5.30 pm at UCL, Darwin Building, Room B15, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT (Please note that there is a chance that this event will be moved to Tuesday March 6. check UCL Stop the War Facebook page).
Tuesday March 13, 7 pm at the University of Hertfordshire, Lecture Theatre N001, Ground Floor, N Block, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9EU.
February 14th also marked the 10th anniversary of the last British resident’s detention in Guantanamo Bay. Shaker Aamer has passed a decade, after his extraordinary rendition, without charge or trial. His lawyers in the UK have launched an e-petition that you can sign on the Government’s website, to request immediate action by the Foreign Secretary and Foreign Office to help bring him home. 100.000 signatures are required by May 14th in order for the case to be debated in Parliament.
You can order your copy of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” from the Spectacle Shop.
A powerful new documentary on the United States’ detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been shown to MPs at the House of Commons.
The film screening this week was followed by a question and answer session with a panel of commentators including former Guantanamo prisoner Moazzam Begg, lawyers Tom Wilner and Gareth Peirce, and former Guardian newspaper journalist, Victoria Brittain.
‘Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo’ gives a vivid and penetrating account of the torture, extraordinary rendition and the network of secret prisons employed by the Bush administration in its infamous ‘war on terror’.
Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo gives a vivid and penetrating account of the torture, extraordinary rendition and the network of secret prisons employed by the Bush administration in its infamous ‘War on Terror’.
On Tuesday June 21, at 6 pm, there will be a special Parliamentary screening of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House, opposite the House of Commons.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with US attorneys Brent Mickum and Tom Wilner, who are both visiting London for this event, British lawyer Gareth Peirce, former Guantánamo prisoners Omar Deghayes and Moazzam Begg, journalists Victoria Brittain and Andy Worthington and film maker Polly Nash.
The Save Shaker Aamer Campaign, dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of the last Londoner being held in Guantánamo Bay detention centre, will be holding a day of public meetings and demonstrations on Saturday 11th December from 12 noon at Battersea Arts Centre. The film ‘Outside the Law: Stories From Guantánamo’ directed by Polly Nash and produced by Spectacle Documentaries will be screened at Battersea Arts Centre in the Grand Hall from 4.30pm.
Tomorrow, Friday 24th September at 7pm at Frank’s Bar in Peckham there will be a screening of a series of films created by local talent.
Endz Projection is an exciting, youth-led film project based in Peckham, South London, and run in conjunction with The Damilola Taylor Centre, the BFI, and Southwark Council among others. The four highly ambitious films seek to challenge the negative tensions associated with Peckham and have a constructive effect on the community, and London more generally, by offering a fresh, positive representation of local people.
The films range from documenting a humorous, alternative tourist introduction to London with a tour through Peckham, to a football match held between locals and the police.
“Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” is a new documentary film telling the story of Guantánamo. Focusing on the stories of three particular prisoners — Shaker Aamer (who is still held), Binyam Mohamed (who was released in February 2009) and Omar Deghayes (who was released in December 2007) — “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” provides a powerful rebuke to those who believe that Guantánamo holds “the worst of the worst”.
The film is screened as part of a double bill with ‘Gitmo – The New Rules of War’, 2006 directed by Erik Gandini and Tarik Saleh, which starts at 4pm.