Local Film Screening: McLIBEL

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Local Film Screening: McLIBEL

Time: January 28, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Bruce Castle Museum,
Street: Lordship Lane,
City/Town: London N17 8NU
Event Type: cinema
Event Added By: Administrator
Latest Activity: Jan 26, 2015

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Bruce Castle Museum,

McLibel: - The Tottenham postman & gardener who took on the McDonald’s corporation. And won.

Entry free. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts 7.30pm.
Special guests: The 'McLibel Two'

February 2015 marks 10 years since this infamous and historic marathon of a legal battle concluded at the European Court of Human Rights.

The McLibel case had been a David and Goliath story of two people, Tottenham residents Helen Steel and Dave Morris. The defendants refused to be silenced by libel threats, and had to represent themselves throughout what became the longest trial in English legal history. At the same time a grass-roots global defiance campaign turned the spotlight on junk food, exploitation of workers, unethical targeting of children, environmentally-unfriendly business practices, the cruelty of factory farming - and attempts at censorship. The leaflets that the corporation tried to suppress became probably the widest circulated in history.

This documentary film made during the case tells the incredible story.. the filmed testimony of witnesses and experts, exposure of controversial practices, revealing footage of secret meetings with McDonald's US Board members, McSpies unmasked, the growing protests, McProfits down...

Helen and Dave - the McLibel Two - introduce the film and look back on the case and the victorious campaign.

The award-winning full-length documentary was shown on BBC and has been seen by over 20 million people around the world

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