4thRevFinalManchester Film Co-operative invites you to a screening of the new documentary film, The 4th Revolution – Energy Autonomy.

The film develops the compelling vision of a global community whose energy supply is fed by 100 percent renewable energy sources. It visualizes a global restructuring in which power relationships are decentralized and capital is more equitably distributed.

On the one hand you have the corporations, which hang on to the privilege they enjoy over the distribution and use of the energy supply. On the other hand are the inventors, politicians and visionaries; people who dream of an independent, decentral and highly technical energy production – and they have long since developed it. Politicians, activists, scientists, mid-wives who come from the most diverse backgrounds and set the most varying of goals: positions in the battle to provide the energy supply for tomorrow.They represent hope for the two billion in the world who do not have access to electricity, but they also offer hope to those in the Northern Hemisphere, who increasingly suffer from the results of a seemingly unteachable fossil-energy-based economy.

The prominent protagonists in this documentary stand for a growing group of people, for whom the awareness of the importance of a democratization of the energy supply has become clear. They encourage people to become active themselves and not give up in the face of the power whose interests must be taken to task. The transformation of the world as we know it begins with each person.

The screening will also have a panel with speakers from Greater Manchester Community Renewables and Tyndall Centre for Climate Research, along with other local renewable energy experts.

Time: Doors at 7pm, screening begins at 7:30pm.

Admission: Solidarity (optional) £7, Regular £5, Student/low wage £3, Unwaged: donation.

Venue: Lecture Theatre G.78, MMU’s Brooks Building, Brierly Campus, Hulme, M15 6GX.

Directions to the Brooks Building and the G.78 theatre can be found on the MMU website.

BlackIcePosterManchester Film Cooperative, in co-operation with Manchester Greenpeace would like to invite you to a screening of the film Black Ice. We will be joined by Phil Ball, one of the Arctic 30.

When the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise set sail to protest the first ever oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, none of the people on board could have known what was coming. Seized at gunpoint by Russian special forces, the ‘Arctic 30’ were thrust into headlines all over the world, facing up to 15 years in prison and finding themselves at the centre of a bitter international dispute.

With the eyes of the world upon them, Russia charged the crew, from 18 different countries, with piracy and hooliganism in the most ruthless response from a national government against an NGO in a quarter of a century. Their imprisonment, which saw worldwide media cast the Arctic 30 in the same mould as political prisoners like Pussy Riot and Mikhail Khodorkovsky, lasted months. However, their resolve to try and stop oil drilling in the Arctic was never broken.

Complete with never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes access, ‘Black Ice’ tells the story of the Arctic 30 from the moment they set sail to protest at the controversial Prirazlomnaya oil platform, to their arrest, imprisonment… and what happened next.



Time: Bar and Cafe open from 6pm. Screening begins at 7:00pm.

Admission: Solidarity (optional) £7, Regular £5, Student/low wage £3, Unwaged: donation.

Venue: On the Eighth Day Cafe, Oxford Road, Manchester.

Sell-Off-webManchester Film Co-operative and Keep Our NHS Public Greater Manchester would like to invite you to a screening of the documentary film “Sell Off“, which tells the alarming story of how the health service as we know it has been quietly abolished. The screening will take place at the International Anthony Burgess Centre on the 8th of April at 7pm.

“Corporate interests rather than patient care is driving reform in today’s NHS and will divert money away from YOU. And the media are failing to tell you this. Almost without our noticing, it’s been replaced by a system modelled on the US in which care is delivered by profit-maximising companies that charge patients for treatment which is anyway to be restricted and reduced. One medical reporter the filmmaker knows claims that health reporting today is so poor because few journalists have real sources inside the NHS. Well, this film has a riot of medical sources – including one professor, two consultant radiologists, a cancer expert, a public interest lawyer, and several outspoken GPs. What they all say will be shocking, unusual and brave.”



There will also be a post-film discussion with speakers from the film: Dr Bob Gill (GP and candidate for National Health Action Party) and Lucy Reynolds (research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) in debate with prospective candidates from the Green Party, Labour Party and TUSC.


Time: Bar and Cafe open from 6pm. Screening begins at 7:00pm.

Admission: Solidarity (optional) £7, Regular £5, Student/low wage £3, Unwaged: donation.

Location: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester.