Tue 4 March 2008 // 19:30 / Cinema
Two Documentaries: "Scattered Frequencies" and "Radio Favela"
The Star and Shadow will host a double-bill screening, exploring community radio in Nepal and Brazil. The screening will be introduced by a representative from NE1fm, who will talk about community radio and its political implications.
Scattered Frequencies is a documentary that looks at the problems surrounding radio-making and free speech in Nepal. Radio exists as the only widely accessible medium in Nepal, and with the recent issuing of licenses for independent radio stations, groups of radio-makers have been pooling their resources towards creating a functioning media network.
Radio Favela is an uplifting story of friends who set up a community radio station in the Brazilian favela where they live. Through the expression of their reality and music over the radio, the friends amass a following of listeners, and run into conflict with the authorities.
This event has been programmed as part of the AV 08 festival (28 Feb – 8 March). For the list of events held at the Star and Shadow Cinema as part of the AV 08 festival click here. For more information about the AV 08 festival, which takes place across several venues in Newcastle Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough, click here.
Price: £4/£3 (concessions); Please note: The Star and Shadow Cinema is entirely run by volunteers, and it is necessary to be a member of the Cinema to attend an event. This costs £1 per year.