CIJ London Investigative Film Festival 2015

20-22 March 2015
University of Westminster
4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7BY
#CIJFF15

Held in association with University of Westminster
 

The CIJ London Investigative Film Festival is an annual event which features some of the best investigative documentaries in the UK and internationally. It is sponsored by the Lorana Sullivan Foundation. 
 

This year we have two UK premieres and one UK festival premiere, all screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers or panel discussions. There will be a drinks' reception with ample opportunity to network and meet likeminded people.

Media information.  See what films we have screened at previous festivals.
 

The Films

Chemical Weapons: Made in Europe - UK PREMIERE
20 Mar 2015 - 6:00pm Duration: 52 mins This investigation reveals how President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, the Al-Khalifa regime in Bahrain, and former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein were able to both buy and make weapons prohibited by the...
Chemical Weapons: Made in Europe - UK PREMIERE 20 Mar 2015 - 6:00pm Duration: 52 mins
The Black Boxes and TeliaSonera (double bill) - UK PREMIERE
21 Mar 2015 - 2:30pm Duration: 50:08 and 28:38 Double Bill - please scroll down The Black Boxes - UK Premiere Black Boxes is an in-depth investigation of the Swedish/Finnish telco TeliaSonera and its cooperation with dictatorships in countries...
The Black Boxes and TeliaSonera (double bill) - UK PREMIERE 21 Mar 2015 - 2:30pm Duration: 50:08 and 28:38
Burn
21 Mar 2015 - 6:00pm Duration: 30:00 In August 2011 Britain was on fire. But what was the spark that led to the crisis? When Mark Duggan was shot by the police the scene was set for a confrontation but this was not the first time....
Burn 21 Mar 2015 - 6:00pm Duration: 30:00
Informants - Festival Premiere
22 Mar 2015 - 2:30pm Duration: 48mins Informants takes viewers inside the shadowy world of US counterterrorism sting operations. The film tells the stories of three paid FBI informants who posed as Muslims as they searched for...
Informants - Festival Premiere 22 Mar 2015 - 2:30pm Duration: 48mins
Fire in the Blood
22 Mar 2015 - 5:00pm Duration: 87mins An intricate tale of 'medicine, monopoly and malice', Fire in the Blood tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS...
Fire in the Blood 22 Mar 2015 - 5:00pm Duration: 87mins
Presumed Guilty Antonio Zuniga was a 26-year-old street vendor and aspiring dancer/rapper when in December 2005 police grabbed him off a Mexico City street and shoved him into a police car. For 48 hours he was put...
Presumed Guilty 25 Jan 2012 - 6:30pm Duration: 87 min
Gasland "The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States." The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing...
Gasland 26 Jan 2012 - 6:30pm Duration: 98 min
Blood in the Mobile We love our cell phones and the selection between different models has never been bigger. But the production of phones has a dark, bloody side. The main part of minerals used to produce cell phones...
Blood in the Mobile 27 Jan 2012 - 6:30pm Duration: 80 min
The Whistleblower Based on a true story, Kathy Bolkovac (Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz) is a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job working for the United Nations as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her...
The Whistleblower 28 Jan 2012 - 4:00pm Duration: 112 min
Panorama: Undercover Care On the top floor of a special hospital, locked away from their families and friends, a group of men and women are subjected to a regime of physical assaults, systematic brutality, and torture by the...
Panorama: Undercover Care 29 Jan 2012 - 2:00pm Duration: 60 min
Cotton for my Shroud Cotton for my Shroud investigates the ongoing farmer suicide crisis in India and the culpability of the multinational Monsanto and the Indian government. It examines the strategy of multinational...
Cotton for my Shroud 1 Jan 2013 - 4:00pm Duration: 75 mins
Bahrain, the Forbidden Country Three destinies, three perspectives from the forgotten country of the Arab Revolution. Bahrain, ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family, is the country that has been forgotten by the West. In the last...
Bahrain, the Forbidden Country 15 Jan 2013 - 6:30pm Duration: 52 min
The Murder of the Honeybee The critical level of bee mortality is a major threat to our food supply. Eighty percent of all plants on earth depend on pollination by bees for reproduction and evolution. Of all the countries in...
The Murder of the Honeybee 16 Jan 2013 - 6:30pm Duration: 36 min
Bloodcoal The Netherlands is Europe’s largest importer of carboncoal for power stations.The coal is mainly imported from Colombia and South Africa where the world’s leading companies...
Bloodcoal 17 Jan 2013 - 6:30pm Duration: 45 min
The Poison in our Homes In the heart of the Romanian city of Turda only a short distance from the international tourist attraction Salina Turda (Turda Saltmines), on the ruins of a former chemical plant, children and adults...
The Poison in our Homes 18 Jan 2013 - 6:00pm Duration: 22 min

The Venue

The CIJ London Investigative Film Festival 2015 will be held at:
 

University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7BY

Nearest tube: Oxford Circus and Googde Street.

Bookings

Prices

Opening night screening and drinks reception - £10, concessions £8.

All other screenings - £7, concessions £6.

Festival pass (five screenings) - £28, concessions £24

Full-time students of the University of Westminster - free.

You can buy your Festival Pass in advance.

All other tickets - cash on the door, but please reserve your place. 
 

The CIJ London Investigative Film Festival 2015 is kindly sponsored by the Lorana Sullivan Foundation,

and organised in association with