For this one off screening, we are lucky to have the director of this new documentary about the Zapatistas, Nicolas Défossé, over from France for a special screening of Viva Mexico! This is a collaborative screening with Manchester Zapatista Solidarity Group

City of Los Angeles, USA. In the heart of the city, undocumented Mexican immigrants are hunted by the police and struggle to earn a living without losing their identity.

On the other side of the border, in the mountains of southeastern Mexico, dawn arrives, hidden in mist. It is January 1st, 2006; thousands of indigenous Zapatistas prepare to say farewell to their spokesman Subcomandante Marcos.

His mission: to travel across the country for the next six months to learn from the resistance of Mexican men and women who fight for a better Mexico. A journey that’s meant to reach the other side of the country begins… A journey that dares to “start building the image of the people we really are.”

This challenge is not made without risk. What starts as an isolated murmur grows to become the clamor of hundreds of thousands: Viva Mexico! How will those in power respond?

The films starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion with Nicolas Défossé.

Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged, students or OAPs.

An evening of shorts films on policing and portest, built around Undercurrents’ award winning documentary, Breaking News.

The film investigates how the UK police control the national news agenda. Police video surveillance at demonstrations leads to arrests of journalists and, repeatedly, reporters are released without charge once their news deadlines have passed.

Undercurrents recorded incidents of reporters being arrested for filming police misbehaviour – and even for fogretting the PIN on their Press Card! A fantastic documentary, not to be missed.

The films starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion.


From the writer and directors of the superb “Infernal Affairs” movies, “Overheard” is a gripping, enthralling and ultimately tragic story of a trio of police officers conducting surveillance on a trading company with ties to a suspected criminal overlord.

The film begins with the police officers entering the company’s premises after hours and planting bugs and hidden cameras. In a pivotal moment of the film, they elect to keep their newly obtained information to themselves, in order to conduct a little inside trading.


The films starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion led by film lecturer Andy Willis.

Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged, students or OAPs.

An implicit condemnation of the repressive tactics of the British government in Northern Ireland. When an American attorney working for a humanitarian group who is investigating the torture of IRA prisoners is killed in Belfast, Inspector Kerrigan is sent to investigate the crime.

He’s joined by Sullivan’s fiancee, a lawyer working for the Intenrational League of Civil Liberties. They learn that he had been given a tape by a former British army officer named Harris that contained highly incriminating material concerning the activities of the British government.

This well-made, low-key political thriller was highly controversial upon its release because it cited real names and events in presenting its case for the existence of a conspiracy at the highest levels of the British government.

The films starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion led Michael Herbert of the Working Class Movement Library.

Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged, students or OAPs.