Screening and Discussion
November 5, 2012, 7pm
Anja Kirschner and David Panos’ first long-form narrative film stemmed from the experience of gentrification in East London, and the forms of collective direct action that had emerged in opposition to real estate development. Often working with amateurs and non-actors from their local area, these works transposed the principles of the Brechtian learning play, to the imaginary spaces of cinematic and televisual genres. Polly II – A Plan for a Revolution in Docklands (2006, dur: 30 min), conjured up a sci-fi vision of a drowned London where acts of piracy threaten the plans of scheming developers and local politicians.