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Mark Cousins Presents The First Movie With Q&a

Thu 7 October 2010 // 20:00

(Thu 7th Oct / 8pm / £5)

In 2009 Mark Cousins took a mobile children’s cinema to Northern Iraq to the region that suffered chemical attacks under Saddam Hussein’s regime. In the village of Goptapa, he screened a selection of classic international children’s films to local children who were experiencing their first ever taste of cinema. The children were then given video cameras and asked to make their own films telling their own stories…

Mark Cousins is possibly the most passionate and engaged British film critic of our generation. Tonight we’re very proud to welcome him to the Cube to introduce and answer questions about his inspiring documentary that touches on global and personal politics, film history, the art of memory capture and the universal ability for projected stories to move the human spirit. He will be interviewed by the film head honcho from the Watershed... Mark Cosgrove.
This event is a fundraiser for the Cube's Haiti Kids Kino Project. HKKP is a mobile children’s cinema and cultural exchange. Run by Cube volunteers, we visited Haiti for six weeks in March and April this year screening to over 5,000 children in open spaces. A new team is returning at the end of this year and money from tonight’s event will go towards the project.