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A biennial event, the festival is thematically curated and the editions of 2016 and 2018 take their inspiration from George Orwell's The Road To Wigan Pier. This year the festival will, according to director Rebecca Shatwell, present "work by artists and filmmakers who situate themselves in relation to historic and contemporary political struggle, revolution and social movements, creating new forms of resistance to neoliberal capitalism".
The festival will run from February 27 to March 27 at a range of venues across the north-east of England.
AV Festival Latest Reviews
Follows a group of teenagers at work and in their leisure time, giving them space to express their frustrations and aspirations.
The film records the experiences of a Hungarian refugee arriving in London with no English, little money and with his only prospect of help an incomplete address written on a postcard.
Based on archive propaganda newsreels produced in the USSR in the 1950s and 60s.
A documentary about the campaign to unionise underpaid and victimised women who clean office blocks at night.
A series of individuals explain what socialism means to them.
Response to the 1985 Films Act.
Poetry and excerpts considering conflict.
A symphony of sounds in a day in the life of Britain during wartime.
The true story of the massacre of a small Czech village by the Nazis is retold as if it happened in Wales.
A look at how industry workers spend their off-hours.
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