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Free screenings of documentaries at The Foxlowe Arts Centre

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 07, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

ca01'In Real Life' will be the free documentary showing at The Foxlowe this evening.

ca01'In Real Life' will be the free documentary showing at The Foxlowe this evening.

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A NEW SERIES of free films are being offered at an arts centre.

The programme of monthly documentary films started at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek on Wednesday (February 5).

First up there was 'In Real Life', pictured, which takes viewers on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, to find out what exactly the internet is doing to our children.

'Bananas' will be screened at the Market Place venue on March 5. This Fairtrade Fortnight special, Nicaraguan banana workers take on Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle over their use of a banned pesticide that was apparently known by the company to cause sterility.

On Wednesday, April 9, there will be a documentary about the impact of an industry that has continually put profits before people, waged a campaign of lies designed to thwart measures to combat climate change, and used its clout to minimise laws and regulations.

Chasing Ice will be screened on Wednesday, May 7. This is a visually stunning film about climate change.

The Yes Men will be the documentary on June 4. Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating members of the World Trade Organisation.

Finally, on July 2, 'Inequality for All' will be screened. Argument on behalf of the middle class, featuring Robert Reich, Clinton cabinet member, as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy.

Each of the monthly documentaries at the Foxlowe Arts Centre will start at 7.30pm. It will be free admission with donations welcome. For further information go online to www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk

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