London Investigative Film Festival 2014

    Friday 7 February 2014 - Sunday 9 February 2014
    Oliver Thompson Theatre, City University London

    Bookings are now open for year's festival where we will be showing five investigative documentaries, including the UK premiere of the French film Big Tobacco, Young Targets. Directed by Paul Moreira, the film looks at how tobacco companies are targeting children with their advertising.

    The festival will open with the screening of West of Memphis - a documentary that follow the fight to release three American teenagers from Memphis wrongly accused of the murder of three boys. Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg will be taking part in the Q&A session with the audience after thescreening. Please arrive at 6pm for the drinks reception. 
     
    A personal documentary Trail of Murder: Indonesia's Bloody Retreat by Dutch journalist Step Vaessen looks into the murder of the FT journalist Sander Thoesen in East Timor in 1999 and the effect it had on her professional and personal life. She, along with film director David Niblock and veteran war correspondent Jon Swain will be taking part in a Q&A session afterwars.
     
    Gasland II - a film on the controvesial issue of fracking and High Tech, Low Life - an excellent documentary following the fight of two Chinese citizen journalists to tell the true stories about the life in China, will be shown too. Both followed by panel discussions about the issues raised.