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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Greenham 25 years on - 31 March 2007

Lindsay Poulton at the Guardian has just sent me this information about a 'Greenham Day' at the Borderline Film Festival.

It includes a showing of 'Carry Greenham Home' . Not sure if it is readable, but in Richard's obit of Pinki, there is a mention of the incident recorded on the film when Pinki was kicked in the stomach by a bailiff.

I have also put in a photo (bottom left hand corner) of Pinki feeding Sky at Greenham. Plus pics of here as punk in 78, on bike at Molesworth in 85 and at Silbury hill in 87.

There is a 'life an death of pinki' archived here - November 2005. Same archive has some 'Stop the City' flyers. Along with Dave Morris (McLibel) , Pinki was one of the 'organisers' of first (Sept 83) and second (March 84) Stop the Cities.

Here is the Greenham Day info:

A special day event at this year’s Borderlines Film Festival marks the 25th
anniversary of the Peace Camp at Greenham Common. More details below.

Tickets for films can be booked online at http://www.courtyard.org.uk or a
£10 day ticket covering the whole event by calling The Courtyard Box Office
on 0870 11 22 330

Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested in attending.
If you’d like a copy of this information in PDF format for printing out
please contact comino@clara.co.uk

Friday 23 March to Sunday 1 April 2007

Saturday 31 March 1.00pm
The Courtyard Hereford
The Borderlines Debate – Greenham 25 Years On
Come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Greenham Common peace camp!
Look back at some of the films produced, meet the women filmmakers and
protesters and look forward to the new resurgence in peace campaigning at
the Borderlines debate.

11.15am Close to Home
A feminist perspective on life for two Israeli conscripts patrolling the
streets of Jerusalem.

Meet for lunch in the Courtyard café; there will be a display of banners
and other memorabilia.

2.00pm A Common Cause
Director: Jane Jackson, 1983, 50 minutes
Made for ITV this fly-on-the-wall documentary was banned from national
viewing because it showed Peace women as they really were – ordinary,
respectable women with children, who walked from Chester to Greenham to
protest about cruise missiles. Introduced by the filmmaker, Jane Jackson,
four of the Chester women will reflect on their experience.
Chaired by Ursula Atfield (Labour Party councillor and Hereford ex-mayor).

4.30pm Carry Greenham Home
Directors: Beeban Kidron and Amanda Richardson, 1983, 1 hour 6 minutes
Made while the directors were film students, the film gives a fuller
picture of what life at Greenham was like than the fragmented news reports
of the time. It covers the processes underlying the women's decisions, the
influence of outside forces, and the verve and style with which they
developed their own brand of non-violent direct action.

Directors Beeban Kidron and Amanda Richardson will be present for a Q&A
along with Lindsay Poulton from Guardian Films

plus And the Fence Came Tumbling Down
Director: Tim Knock, 2001, 10 minutes
Documents the ultimate success of this unique protest, with the dismantling
of the US air base in 2000 after 20 years of non-violent action.

7.00pm - 8.30pm The Borderlines Debate
An opportunity to explore the legacy of Greenham and to focus on current
peace issues. Speakers include Jean Lambert, Green MEP, whose special
interest is peace, nuclear disarmament and peace, Jenny Maxwell, Chair of
West Midlands CND will address Trident Replacement and Janet Bloomfield,
British Coordinator of Atomic Mirror will talk about how the arts and
culture can contribute to social change movements. Felicity Norman, Green
Party candidate for Leominster, Herefordshire, will introduce the speakers
and chair the discussion

Tickets for films can be booked online at http://www.courtyard.org.uk or a
£10 day ticket covering the whole event by calling The Courtyard Box Office
on 0870 11 22 330

For more information visit http://www.borderlinesfilmfestival.org and


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