IN PICTURES | Flatpack Festival: How does change happen?
A film screening and interactive discussion taking Brummies back to the late 60s was held at Impact Hub in Digbeth, as part of the city’s Flatpack Film Festival.
Working with social action initiatives Free Radical and Yellow Wednesday, a group of young people invited some special guests to share their own tales of DIY culture and youth activism, to compliment a screening of BIRMINGHAM 68: Pop, Protest and Play.
Along with a selection of rabble-rousing archive film material, the screening sparked a number of open conversations about how culture and collective action can help to bring about social change.
Vanley Burke – known as the “Godfather of Black British Photography” and one of the UK’s best social photographers – joined in the event alongside the Birmingham REP’s Stuart Rogers.
Having crammed in a host of city-wide film events over the course of the 10-day festival celebrating the moving image, the screening was billed as an opportunity to bring 1968 into the now.
BIRMINGHAM 68: Pop, protest and play
A landmark year internationally, 1968 was also a turbulent time for Birmingham. This eye-opening, city-straddling programe takes you from Digbeth bikers to Erdington psychedelia, from black masses in Solihull to the lost streets of Balsall Heath.
The weekend of walks, talks and screenings tapped into a range of subjects that still resonate today.
Yellow Wednesdays is a monthly film night at Impact Hub Birmingham showing everything from local artists, interesting indies and super social commentaries, bringing a mix of cinema from the submissions of local Brummie individuals and companies; through to the more Cannes film festival and less Odeon multiplex, captivating stories from all other the world.
The event aims to bring a rich and diverse programme of films to fill the year, and can be enjoyed at Impact Hub Birmingham, every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
‘Yellow Wednesday: How Does Change Happen?’ was held on Wednesday 18th April, 2018 at the Impact Hub Birmingham. To find out more about Yellow Wednesday screenings, visit the official site here.