Bella is hosting a screening of UK Gold at GMAC [see trailer here] Following the screening there will be a Q&A with director, Mark Donne. The event will also be the launch of 28 Days – a special edition magazine focusing on the British crisis 28 days before the general Election.
28 Days is a one-off print event of articles from across underground Britain:
“The contributions talk of the hope of politics from below, of communities coming together spontaneously, of the seeds of hope that continue to grow despite the virulent presence of a horribly dysfunctional economic model, havens of excess and dismantled humanity.
There is no manifesto, other than the conveyance of a defiant political will to reveal vital engagements out beyond the stale arguments of voting or not voting – and to disrupt the idea that no one really cares or holds out any hope. There is a battle of ideas, but it is being fought beyond Fleet Street and Westminster.”
“Where is the gold buried when crisis is looming and society begins to demand its share?
With eloquence and polite mutual support, the British business establishment elegantly winds its way out of society’s demands of accountability and community, and vast amounts of money are diverted away from the state coffers through a net of confusing transactions, Caribbean tax havens and a shelter of bureaucracy. All wrapped up in the “Union Jack”.
We are guided through the darkness by the film’s hero, Father William Taylor, who with his indomitable social spirit and chivalrous character seems to be the moral anchor of a world whose laws fluctuate with the economic cycles.
Taylor joins a battle where the good argument is of little value in a world of closed doors and mutually protective silence – where democracy is no more than an illusion and the cards have been dealt in advance.
‘The UK Gold’ takes a powerful swipe against the British Empire behind the white gloves, and tells the story of a contemporary crisis and an ancient practice, which shows how deep deception is ingrained in our proudest institutions and traditions. Dominic West (“The Wire”) narrates; Thom Yorke (Radiohead), 3D (Massive Attack) and Guy Garvey (Elbow) provide a spellbinding score.”
“A STORY SEISMIC ENOUGH TO SHIFT PERCEPTIONS OF FINANCE AND FLAG FOREVER”
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