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Broad Horizons Issue 1

Synopsis
Broad Horizons, founded in 2006, is a radical Women’s network bringing together women working in media. This is the first in a series of DVDs showcasing the work of women working with film, video, music, design, animation and culture jamming. It consists of animations, documentaries and short films.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2005
Subjects
Media studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
alternative medicine; experimental film & video; mental health; short films; women

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
100 minutes
Year
2006

Sections

Title
Fisch in Lesbos
Synopsis
A lesbian books a holiday
Duration
4 mins

Title
Be[lie]f
Synopsis
Exploring belief structures
Duration
3 mins

Title
Happiness tends to Infinity
Synopsis
A scientific equation on how to be happy
Duration
3 mins

Title
Trainstopping
Synopsis
British activists join in protests against the transportation of nuclear waste across Germany
Duration
5 mins

Title
Life before Death
Synopsis
A short film exploring the experiences of two women and their daughters as they face terminal illness. Far from being a morbid lament, the film develops into an uplifting meditation on finding acceptance at the most critical time of life.
Duration
10 mins

Title
Clowning around at the G8
Synopsis
An insignt into the techniques of the Rebel Clown Army during the G8 summit in Scotland.
Duration
15 mins

Title
Eve’s Apple
Synopsis
Produced during an undercurrents video training workshop.
Duration
3 mins

Title
Very Model of a Modern Labour Minister, The
Synopsis
Animated sing along with the Government about Identity cards!
Duration
3 mins

Title
I an’t looking for your Sympathy
Synopsis
An inspiring documentary about how women are using many techniques to overcome disability. Filmed on location during the Women in Tune festival.
Duration
10 mins

Title
Evolving Minds
Synopsis
What is reality? Who defines it? Evolving Minds offers a fresh and radical perspective on alternatives to the mental health system. Presenting clear information in a humorous style it covers diverse topics such as shamanism, nutrition, psychotherapy, meditation and protest against draconian mental health legislation.
Duration
45 mins

Distributor

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website
Name

Undercurrents

Email
info@undercurrents.org
Web
http://www.undercurrents.org External site opens in new window
Phone
01792 455900
Address
Old Exchange
Pier Street
Swansea
SA1 1RY
Notes
A not-for-profit producer and distributor of UK and global counter-culture content. Working with video makers and communities who have been marginalised or overlooked by TV broadcasters, Undercurrents focuses on social and environmental issues and has some unique footage of campaigns and video activism. There is also a podcast series on eco-living entitled LIVING IN THE FUTURE. Some productions are available for purchase on DVD and others are streamed free online, via the webvideo section of the website.

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