Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2016: Documentary Night


Stanley Halls, South Norwood


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Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2016: Documentary Night

It's time for some revealing docs at the CPIFF

Films: - A Life Behind The Lens Directed by Bryn Downing For 40 years photographer John Downing was one of the most acclaimed Fleet Street photographers. He won many national and international awards and travelled to numerous war zones including Vietnam, Rhodesia, Uganda, Bosnia, Beirut, Lebanon, Nicaragua and Afghanistan. This is his story. RT: 34m UK - Better Than His Record – The Story of "Rockin" Robin Deakin (World Premiere) Directed By Richard Down "Rockin" Robin Deakin is dubbed Britain’s worst boxer by the national sporting press. In the last decade he has lost 51 professional fights. After a year out of the ring, we follow Robin on a path of self-discovery as he trains for a fight that could set him back on winning ways. RT: 21m UK - Black Sheep (European Premiere) Directed By Reshel Shah An unflinching look into the lives of Transgender women living in the slums of India. The Hijras of India come to bless weddings, yet they are shunned by the very society that seeks their blessings. Who are these women? What motivates them? Who do they love? Black Sheep shows a glimpse of the pain of leaving the herd that these women endure to follow their own hearts. RT: 72m India - Climate change A short video poem to wake us all up. RT: 4m UK Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open: 7pm. Films start promptly at: 7:45pm.

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