17 junij 2012

PROGRAM 20/06/12

Filmska projekcija:

Squatted Freedom
( João Romão, Maj 2012, v angleščini,  50')

Sreda, 20.6., ob 20h

“… maybe is time for a new ‘stone’.”

Since the end of 2010, squatting in The Netherlands is forbidden by law. Despite all conflicts with authorities, the squatters, besides the Provo Movement and other action groups, gave Amsterdam the image of Freedom. This film outlines the history and the situation now.

On 1st October 2010, a protest against the squatting prohibition law of more than 800 people ended up being attacked by riot cups and 11 confirmed arrests.

João Romão explains in conversation: “… as squatting is now a criminal activity, people can be arrested or suffer strong attacks from riot police, as has been happening in the last year.”

'Squatted Freedom' by João Romão, a journalist, economist and activist living in Amsterdam, give us a fascinating vision of the Dutch squatters. A good selection of archival footage and interesting interviews with current and ex-squatters show us the captivating story of squatters' movement.

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