RCE North East-2013

1. Project Title: 
Cinema Politica Newcastle
3. Project partner contact information : 
Cinema Politica Newcastle
Project coordinator
Main Contact: 
Edward Byers: e.a.byers@newcastle.ac.uk
5. Project description
Provide a short description of the project including strategies, regional challenges, aims and specific project activities.: 

Cinema Politica Newcastle's activities continue to bring documentary and debate to Newcastle upon Tyne. Since January, 8 films have been screened and a number of speakers have come to stimulate debate with the audience after the documentaries. Speakers have ranged from academics to activists, and has included a skype discussion which was a first for CPN. Audience numbers continue to average at about 30 per screening, which makes for a good dynamic in the discussions. Documentaries have included topics such as oil pollution in Ecuador, eco-terrorism and deforestation in the US, carbon credits trading, beekeeping, whilst future films will include critical mass cycling and urban food growing. Finances are stable, with pretty much the only expenditure relating to payment of the screening licence fees to Cinema Politica. There has also been cooperation with NIReS who have helped with speakers and publicity. CPN intends to continue next year, although may change to a slightly different (and more affordable) model of the way screening licences are procured. Screenings are always free and open to the public, although we encourage donations of £1 from the audience. Screenings continue to occur at the Culture Lab, which provides high quality audio-visual equipment and space for use. Our relations remain strong and there is no charge for our use of these facilities. CPN remains committed to operating as a partner of NECTER, in jointly support the aims of delivering high quality and accessible opportunities for learning and disseminating information on sustainable development to the public.

6. Project status
On Going
8. Tagging