HIC is a not-for-profit community film club organised and run by Haringey residents. Since the beginning of 2018 it’s been run by a new group of volunteers. We’ll be showing films occasionally instead of every month, currently at Park View School (formerly West Green Learning Centre) on West Green Road. Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost £4 (£3 for low or unwaged). Everyone welcome!
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Thursday 23 May 2019 Doors open 7pm, film starts at 7.15pm
John Pullman | UK, 2019 | 62 mins | Subtitled & BSL interpreted | Tickets £4 waged / £3 low or unwaged
In 2015, while the far right was gaining ground around the world, socialist MP Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the UK Labour Party in a landslide victory. Accusations of anti-Semitism within the party began to circulate. Well known anti-racists and left-wing Jews, such as Jackie Walker, were among the chief targets.
“The case of Jackie Walker is important. This film asks whether her lengthy suspension from the Labour Party and attempts to expel her are fair, or an injustice which should be challenged. She is not the only one in this position. See the film and make up your own mind.”
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
WitchHunt sets out to investigate the stories and the people behind the headlines, examining the nature of the accusations. Is this a witch hunt, as some claim? If so who is behind it, and what is the political purpose of such a campaign?
Mainstream media continues to be at the forefront of unrelenting attacks on Jeremy Corbyn with continual and spurious accusations of anti-Semitism backed up by the Tories and right wing Labour MPs.
Through a series of interviews, analysis and witness testimony, WitchHunt explores the connections between attacks on Labour, the
ongoing tragedy of Palestine and the wider struggle against raced-based oppression.
It argues that, if it is to mean anything, the fight against racism must be a shared one that includes all peoples.
“This impeccably-executed film exposes with chilling accuracy the terrifying threat that now confronts democracy, and the depressing intractability of the Israel-Palestine situation.”
Mike Leigh (Peterloo, Mr Turner)