Coming Soon – May 2018
A festival inspired by ‘1968’ and organised by the Radical Film Network.
This festival will encourage collective contemplation and reflection upon the events of 1968 and consideration of their resonance and influence now, in the popular imagination, while also allowing us to imagine how things might look 50 years from now. We invite you to consider what 1968 could mean to you and your community, and to use it as a jumping off point: a way to take stock of where we are now, and where we might want to be by 2068. Did the hopes and aspirations of 50 years ago bed into the values of the society we live today, or fade like a false dawn? Are there lessons to be learned still from the radical achievements and failures of 1968? Does our world seem as motivated and engaged, or suffer in the comparison?
The working model of the festival is devolved, decentred and autonomous, not completely non-hierarchical, in that there will some central co-ordination involved, but it will invite the huge number of different individuals, organisations, political and activist groups to respond in their own way to the 50th anniversary of this potent political ‘moment’ in the popular imagination, by creating their own events under the banner of the RFN.
For more information or to suggest an idea, please contact Laura at email@example.com