Friday 19th October 2012
UK 2012 - 26 mins.
Juma’at El-Karama (Friday of Dignity) marks a turning point in Yemen’s revolution.
The tragic events that took place on this day – when pro-government snipers shot dead 53 protesters and injured a thousand more - shook the nation to its core and propelled hundreds of thousands more to flock to the square in solidarity with their fellow citizens. Military officials defected and joined the protests; members of parliament resigned and announced their support for the revolution; southern separatists, northern Houthi affiliates and apolitical Yemenis united; entire tribes set aside their weapons, made amends with rival tribesmen and pitched up tents in the square in support of one cause -– the liberation of Yemen from the shackles of a barbaric, oppressive regime.
It gave the Yemeni nation a sense of responsibility towards their fellow citizens, particularly those who lost their lives on that fateful day.
UK 2011 - 22 mins.
Dounreay Atomic Research Establishment is a sprawling monument to solidity, optimism and analogue engineering. It was decommissioned in 1994, but is still standing- a colossal environmental cleanup problem.
The intangible alchemies and sense of romantic science at its heart are trapped like amber in archive film and in its colossal structures.
Over the last two years, unprecedented access to the facility and to the UKAEA Archive at Harwell have allowed Gair Dunlop to explore the dream and the consequences of high science in a remote community.
The darker consequences of living with the dream emerge to the viewer gradually.
UK 2011 - 18 mins.
Who is Jocky Wilson? 20 years ago every child in Kirkcaldy, a blue collar town at the Scottish coast, could answer this question.
He was one of the best darts players ever, world champion in 1982 and 1989 – a hero. In search of the myth Jocky Wilson, the film follows the forces that shape his hometown and its inhabitants.
In the former industrial hotspot, former labourers are now unemployed, or had to swap the helmet for the headset in a call center.
UK 2012 - 56 mins.
Roger Grant and Mark Ubsdell
Rejected by music colleges for being too old, Scottish tenor, John Craig Innes, sings on the streets for 15 years to make a living selling his home made CDs.
At 46, he desperately spends his life savings to hire The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra to record his debut professional album, and then attempts a tour of the UK's largest concert halls to promote it!
THE PEOPLE'S TENOR is a heartwrenching and inspiring story of gritty determination and self reliance, and casts a stark light on the TV talent show culture of instant fame and fortune.
Friday 19th October:
All day: Cameo Bar and Cafe open
6:00pm: EDINDOCS Introduction
6:05pm: Karama Has No Walls
6:35pm: Atom Town
7:05pm: Kirkaldy Man
7:25pm: Interval, Cameo Bar open for refreshments
7:50pm: Kinetic Edinburgh
7:55pm: Introduction from Roger Grant, co-director of The People's Tenor
8:00pm: The People's Tenor
8:55pm: Filmmakers Q&A
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