Co-op film screening – fighting fascism
This weekend sees the monthly event of the London Socialist Film Co-op, with two films marking the fight against fascism in the 1930s.
The Battle Of Cable Street retells the events of 1936 through a young boy, Danny, who is taken inside the magical world of his own sketchbook by his grandfather and shown what it was like to live through the seminal fight against Britain’s fascists. Made by Yoav Segal, it’s a ten minute short with a mix of animation and live action. Segal’s granddad Ubby Cowan fought at Cable Street and tells his story here.
The main feature is Memories of a Future, a British film which commemorates and reflects on the International Brigades who fought in the defence of the Spanish Republic.
There will be a discussion led by Yoav Segal, Margaret Dickinson, Pepe Petos and Michael Rosen. It takes place on Sunday 9 March at 11am, at the Curzon cinema in Soho.