Documentary Club is back with a new year of screenings

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Where to invade next

The Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club has announced its new programme of thought-provoking films for the forthcoming academic year.

The first screening will take place on Thursday (29 September) and will be of Where to Invade Next by Michael Moore. 

In the film, filmmaker Moore, visits various countries to examine how Europeans view work, education, healthcare, sex, equality and other issues with a wry comparison to the United States.

It has attracted a strong, loyal following of students, staff and the local community and engaged them in difficult issues which strike at the heart of what it means to be humane in the 21st Century.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Paul Inman, Oxford Brookes University

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Technology, Design and Environment Paul Inman, who has supported the Club since its inception said: “The Documentary Club has encompassed the very best of everything at the University.

“It has attracted a strong, loyal following of students, staff and the local community and engaged them in difficult issues which strike at the heart of what it means to be humane in the 21st Century.”

The Documentary Club began in March 2015 and throughout the year welcomed special guests including Mr Ziauddin Yousafzai – Malala’s father – at the screening of He Named Me Malala in collaboration with the Oxford Human Rights Festival. Directors Andre Singer, Jerry Rothwell, Donna Lipowitz and Lee Salter also took part in Q&A sessions as part of the screening events. 

Upcoming evenings include screenings of Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach, Star Men, The Great European Disaster Movie and Amy. The full programme and more information can be found on the Documentary Club webpage.

The Documentary Club takes place on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm in the John Henry Brookes Building. The events are all free to attend and open to all.