Sunday 1st May 2005
McLibel - Provincial film premier
1st May 2005
Screening of the brand new version of McLibel, updated to cover Helen and Daves recent historic victory at the European Court of Human Rights followed by a talk by Animal Aid speaker Irene Willis with a Q&A session.|
Friends Meeting House, 18 Dundonald Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. From 7pm - 10pm. Free entry for film and talk. There will be a retiring collection to help pay towards the costs of showing the film. Please give as generously as you can because any surplus funds raised will be used to help local animal sanctuaries. A cruelty-free supper (provided by The Happy Hamsters vegan catering) will be available before the film and Fairtrade refreshments will be available throughout the evening all at very reasonable prices. Space at the venue is extremely limited so you are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
A mere seven years after the McLibel Trial finally concluded, defendants Helen Steel and Dave Morris have recently won a hearing at the European Court of Human Rights . (details here)
This is the inside story of the postman and the gardener who took on McDonalds in England's longest ever court case. Shot over three years by a voluntary crew including Ken Loach (who directed the courtroom reconstructions), the documentary hit the headlines after it was pulled by lawyers at both the BBC and Channel 4 in the UK. Now for the first time see what happened next with Helen and Dave as they travel to Strasbourg for their historic appearance at the European Courts of Human Rights. They argued that the whole trial was unjust as there was no jury and no legal aid. Since the original verdict in 1997, they've also won further points in the Appeal and sued the Metropolitan Police for releasing information to McDonalds. This new updated docufilm will reveal all.
World Premier - London - 9th April -:- See also http://www.mcspotlight.org and http://www.spannerfilms.net
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