Good Pitch UK 2010

Thu 10 Jun 2010

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Films

  • A Small Act

    A Kenyan boy's life is dramatically changed when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, Chris Mburu founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received. But, a wave of violence tears through Kenya and threatens the potential impact of Chris' fund.

  • Anatomy of Poverty

    Anatomy of Poverty (working title) follows several characters in order to explore the impact and progress of foreign direct investment on Tanzania over the last ten years since massive privatization measures were enacted.

  • Cocaine Unwrapped (formerly Cocaine)

    The story of the cocaine trade and the war against it - a war that cannot be won and whose victims are the poor, the powerless and the dispossessed. Western governments should change their policies and western consumers should give up consumption: the real cost is not on the label.

  • Lust For Life (formerly Dancing with Hugo Boss)

    Dancing with Hugo Boss is a feature documentary that will take a personal look at the importance of life, love and mortality. This life affirming film raises issues about coping with cancer and long term illnesses, family relationships, recreating ones identity and a desire to line dance in a pair of Hugo Boss boots!

  • On the Streets

    On the Streets is an observational documentary about homeless people shot over eight months. Rough sleepers, from Paul with two degrees in pure maths to Jean, Ken and Andy gradually reveal that their problem is not lack of housing. The film shows the camaraderie of the streets and the loneliness of being indoors with no support structure.

  • Ping Pong

    Pensioners from across the planet compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. 8 players from 4 continents, with 703 years between them; guide us through the extraordinary world of Veteran sports. The film interweaves a competition story with intimate and candid portraits that explore the hope, regret and immediacy of growing old.

  • The Flaw

    What caused the great American financial meltdown of 2007/8, an event whose consequences will continue to be felt all over the world for years, perhaps decades, to come? The Flaw delves into the history of American capitalism to provide a definitive - and surprising - answer.

  • We Are Many

    The story of the biggest peace march in human history. On 15 February 2003, in over 800 cities around the world, 30 million people protested against the planned invasion of Iraq. In telling this remarkable story, We Are Many will harness the passion and political energy of this phenomenal movement as a force for good in giving people a voice.

Location

The Royal Institution of Great Britain

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