Good Pitch UK 2009

Tue 8 Sep 2009

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Tuesday September 8th saw 8 sets of UK filmmakers pitch their projects and associated outreach campaigns to a wide variety of organisations including the BBC, Actionaid, Channel 4, CND, Edelman, Farm Africa, Fallon, Medecins Sans Frontieres, The Princes Trust, The Co-operative, NSPCC and Al-Jazeera at the Amnesty International Human Rights Centre in East London.
UK 2009

Films

  • 25 to Life

    William Brawner was infected with HIV before he turned two and kept it a secret for over twenty years. Now he struggles to confront his promiscuous past and embarks on a new phase of life with his pregnant wife, who is HIV Negative. 25 to Life is a startling and critical look at HIV and AIDS in America, through the intimate perspective of a family and community that has been affected by one man's diagnosis.

  • After the Apocalypse

    Exposing the legacy of the largest, most secretive and most sustained nuclear experiment in history and the thousands of Kazakh families living in the shadow of an unacknowledged atomic war...

  • Casablanca Calling

    In Morocco, the world's first female Muslim leaders are setting out to change their country: empowering women through the teachings of Islam and challenging the attitudes which breed extremism. Casablanca Calling takes us into the lives of the women at the heart of this quiet social revolution through the women at its forefront.

  • How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire

    A manuscript in a suitcase lead me to my great-grandfather's vodka factory in deepest Ukraine. The village in which it stands is in post-perestroika desperation, industry has been dismantled, unemployment rife. The vision is to connect the village to a global vodka market, thereby restoring prosperity and re-establishing relations.

  • Mass e Bhat

    A portrait of a developing nation through the eyes of its working children. The nature of development, poverty, childhood and sustainability is examined through the stories of the children of Bangladesh as well as their parents, teachers, employers, carers and exploiters.

  • Moving to Mars

    Moving to Mars tells the story of two families: exiled from Burma, and now heading for a new life in the UK. After fifteen years in a rural refugee camp, their new home will be Sheffield, a bustling British city. The film follows them on their life-changing journey.

  • Seventeen (formerly Scenes From A Teenage Killing)

    Seventeen is a feature-length film that will remember every teenager to fall victim to violent death in one year in the UK. Through intimate filming with the friends, families and communities of victims and with UK police forces, Seventeen will explore the causes and consequences of youth violence in Britain today.

  • Town of Runners

    Many of the world’s greatest runners hail from Bekoji, a small town in rural Ethiopia. Town of Runners follows a group of young athletes from the town as they move from school track to national competition, childhood to adulthood. There are few opportunities for these young people beyond farming; athletics offers the chance of a different life. Despite a background of sharply rising food and fuel prices this film is a portrait of African youth seen not through a lens of poverty but one of ambition and hope.

Location

Amnesty International, Human Rights Action Centre

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