Friday 15 July 2016 – Sunday 17 July 2016

Due the huge success of the 2014 & 2015 Festivals the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival is returning in  2016. Produced by Public Domain & Gorilla Cinema the radical film festival will run in tandem with the main Tolpuddle Festival. 

Cultures Of Resistance

There's more than one way to skin a cat, as the old saying goes, and from the in yer-face, aggression of the Black Panthers, through to the non-violence of Martin Luther King, and via some gay miners in the Welsh valleys and the Kayapó tribe of the Brazilian rainforest, the 2016 Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival explores some of the diverse communities of protest from across the world and their distinct Cultures Of Resistance. The full programme for 2016 can be found here.

TRFF 2016 Trailer

Tolpuddle 2016 Trailer from Public Domain on Vimeo.

FUND RAISING

We need to raise £3000 by Tuesday 12th July 2016 in order to guarantee the  Radical Film festival can take place.

Please help us by contributing personally or by urging your local trade union branch and/or trade council to support the festival.

You can donate a number of different ways:


Donations can be paid directly in to our bank account via an online BACS - Please email info@publicdomainproductions.org.uk for account details.

Donations can be paid directly in to our bank account online via Paypal:

Cash or cheques (payable to Public Domain Productions) can be sent to Chris Jury, Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival, 48 New Street, Shipston-On-Stour, Warwickshire. CV36 4EN.


Ken Loach is a supporter of the film festival and says:

“I strongly support the idea of a Radical Film Festival at Tolpuddle. Films can bring in new ideas, new perspectives, new voices. As trade unionists we urgently need to re-examine our attitude to the existing parties. We need real political representation and to re-discover our militancy. Films that reflect struggles of working people can be a spur to action”  Ken Loach 


As in previous years screening will take place in the Vintage Mobile Cinema.



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Support The Festival

The festival is organised by volunteers and funded by numerous small donations from across the spectrum of our broadly left wing supporters.

We are still fund raising even as the event approaches, which is a bit scarey, so any help you can give will be much appreciated and anything from £5 upwards will make a real difference.

You can donate via Sponsume or donate directly via Paypal on our Donations page http://www.tolpuddleradicalfilm.org.uk/donate

The inaugural Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival will run alongside the main Tolpuddle Festival and launches with an exclusive pre-release screening of Still The Enemy Within and will be theming the festival on mining and Trade Unionism in honour of the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Miners strike.

“I strongly support the idea of a Radical Film Festival at Tolpuddle. Films can bring in new ideas, new perspectives, new voices. As trade unionists we urgently need to re-examine our attitude to the existing parties. We need real political representation and to re-discover our militancy. Films that reflect struggles of working people can be a spur to action” Ken Loach

Yours Hopefully
Chris Jury & Reuben Irving
Festival Directors, Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival