Keswick Film Festival: Human Flow (15)
Keswick Film Festival returns for its 19th year with its acclaimed blend of the best films from the world’s great Festivals, thought-provoking documentaries plus some retrospectives and very special guests.
As we try to decide which of the current crop of films from around the world we should see, KFF 2018 will also chart some of the degrees of separation between today’s directors, stars and the characters they have portrayed over the years.
Our short film competition – The Ospreys – will undoubtedly entertain and amuse and maybe give us a first glimpse of tomorrow’s film makers and KFF will again be joining us here at Rheged to make best use of our huge cinema screen.
Don’t just take our word for it! This is what our audience said last year:
• “An outstanding choice of films and a very friendly atmosphere”
• “Love the festival. Been for the last three years and will return next year.”
• “Everyone really friendly, great time indulging a passion for film within a gorgeous location & plenty to explore.”
• “We very much enjoyed it and have already booked our hotel for next year.”
Shot across an astonishing 23 countries, Human Flow is artist Ai Weiwei’s panoramic document of the global refugee crisis. Filmed with world-spanning breadth, but never losing sight of individual human stories, this is a visually arresting work that brings new insights and compassion for it’s subjects. Marking extensive use of drone photography’s ability to show vast scale, this film provides insight inot the plight of the 65 million people currently displaced in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico and Turkey. Straying beyond the headlines, Human Flow also offers a clear picture of the forces causing this unrooting.
Tickets – members: £5.50
Tickets – non-members: £6.50
Tickets – students and under 16s: £4
The screenings at Rheged will be followed by the opportunity to discuss some of the issues with members of Penrith and Eden Refugee Network (PERN) and Carlisle Refugee Action Group (CRAG) at around 4pm in the Rheged Café. These groups work to support refugees who already live in our area, and to help those who are still seeking a safe haven both in the UK and abroad.
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