Good Pitch Europe 2011

Tue 25 Oct 2011

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Good Pitch completed its third year of international events with Good Pitch Europe 2011, where it facilitated effective, world-changing partnerships between documentary film and the brand, NGO, philanthropy and media sectors. The day started with an introduction from former Minister for Work and Pensions, James Purnell. At the Royal Institution in the room where Faraday first presented electricity, Purnell tells us that Good Pitch is doing the same – “putting electricity into the wires of society”.

Films

  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

    Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is an intimate portrait of an international art star during two tumultuous years of his life. A "dissident artist" in the headlines, an online god to liberal Chinese netizens, Ai Weiwei blurs the boundaries of art and politics. But can an artist change China?

  • Democrats

    Democrats is a film about the creation of a new constitution in Zimbabwe.

  • Fish Fight Europe

    In January 2011, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall fronted a highly successful TV and online campaign, which exposed the madness of discards - a policy which sees hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish wasted every year. In 6 months, 750,000 people have signed up to the petition asking the EU Parliament to stop discards.

  • Justice for Sale

    Justice for Sale; “when the system fails, everyone is a victim” Justice for Sale follows a young, courageous human rights lawyer Claudine Tsongo (31) who refuses to accept that justice is indeed “For Sale” in her country. Blessed with a strong, outspoken and influential character, we following Claudine during her work and private live. Claudine is determined to fight for justice and to end impunity in the Congo at great personal risk and against all odds. This is a story about courage, strength and hope for a better Congo.

  • Land Rush (formerly The Next Harvest)

    Africa produces 10% less food than it did in 1960. During that same period, the population has tripled. Following the story of an industrial sugar plantation rising on the banks of the Niger River in Mali, this film asks how Africa can feed itself in coming decades. 'Land Rush' is one of eight 'Why Poverty?' films.

  • One Mile Away (formerly What's Going On?)

    The Burgers and the Johnsons are rival gangs who have been killing each other in a postcode war in Birmingham for fifteen years. We have filmed a fragile truce process from its beginning in September 2010. But in order for it to prosper, wounds from the past need to be healed. In 2002, 27 people were killed, culminating in the notorious murders of Charlene Ellis & Leticia Shakespeare on New Years Day 2003. Solicitor Errol Robinson called the subsequent trial a ‘major miscarriage of justice’. ‘One Mile Away’ will document the truce and unravel the systemic causes of this small war.

  • Project Wild Thing (formerly The Nature Project)

    Filmmaker David Bond grew up in the countryside but now lives in the city. He is stuck in the digital world. During a rare countryside trip he noticed a huge change in his family. They stopped worrying – about emails, about clothes and about TV – and looked happy. Are they deprived of nature? Do they have Nature Deficit Disorder? Leaving his anxious life behind, David goes searching for people living in harmony with their environment. His encounters shed light on our relationship with our environment, and he discovers what we can do to get back to the bosom of Mother Nature.

  • The Special Need

    Enea is 28 years old, he is autistic. He never had a sexual intercourse with anybody although he really wants to and his body would be perfectly fit for it. As Italy doesn't offer any legal solution to his desire, Enea together with his friend Alex embarks upon a journey across Europe looking for love in the open.

Location

The Royal Institution of Great Britain

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