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Dirty Wars: BRITDOC Films' Latest Release

We are proud to announce Dirty Wars as our third theatrical film release.

Bertha BRITDOC-funded Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the heart of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond.

"One of the most important political films of the last 20 years." Glenn Greenwald

This Sundance award-winning film will be showing nationwide through Picturehouse cinemas and available on iTunes from November 29th.

More about it in the November mailout but for now just a quick HEADS UP to the Jeremy Scahill fans on this mailing list who want to get in early and snap up the tickets to the premiere (Ritzy, November 29th) and other screenings where he or director Rick Rowley are doing Q&As.

See the trailer here
Advance tickets went on sale today

One Mile Away in cinemas and engaging new audiences

One Mile Away will had a theatrical release across the UK in March this year. 

The #RoadToFreedom Tour then started in April  and will carry on until the autumn. We are visiting as many schools, youth centres and young offenders institutes as we can, to directly speak to the people who need to hear the message of the film.

The primary audience for this film is young people living in inner cities, who wouldn't usually go to the cinema or tune in to watch a documentary on tv. 

Good Pitch² Goes Global

Good Pitch Chicago

We are excited about the seven projects selected for Good Pitch Chicago. Representing both first time filmmakers and veteran award-winners, the teams offer an in-depth investigation and unique perspective on some of our country's most pressing social issues: climate change, domestic violence, homelessness and the racialization of our criminal law system.

You can read all about them here

Good Pitch² India

We're double chuffed that the Indian Documentary Foundation will be hosting Good Pitch² India 2014 on 4th February next year at the Mumbai International Film Festival. Good Pitch² India is being run in partnership with Films Division India and Kerala State Chalchitra Academy. 

Reporting on Taipei

October 2nd saw a debut for Good Pitch in Asia, as CNEX hosted Good Pitch Squared Taipei. Following a morning of presentations fromA Small Act director Jen Arnold, Bully director Lee Hirsch, and two Chinese projects: Beijing Besieged by Waste and Unveil the Truth, three projects were presented looking at Alzheimer’s and ageing, the plight of the left-behind children of Chinese economic migrants and the effect of Tourette’s on sufferers and their relatives. 

Find out more about the event here.

Ping Pong Care Campaign 2013

BRITDOC Foundation launched the Ping Pong Care Campaign in Spring 2013. Funded by the BIG Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Programme the campaign took the documentary film Ping Pong around the country to key target locations in areas of deprivation.  We gave out 2000 of our bespoke Ping Pong Care Packs to older person settings most in need to show them the film and give them free resources to encourage the active ageing.  The campaign goes from strength to strength and partnered with the Department of Work and Pensions to organise a World Record Attempt on Older People's Day, 1 October 2013.

The Ping Pong Care Campaign shares positive messaging around ageing, encourages older people to stay active and has helps instigate community ties through intergenerational activity.  There are many non-theatrical screenings happening around the country so get in touch with your local authority's older persons team to see if they are running the campaign in  your area. 

For more information about the campaign go to: pingpongfilm.co.uk/campaign