We are engaged in an NHS London project where we are fly-on-the-wall filming a group of consultants who are developing new ideas to look at issues of inclusion and diversity in the national health service. Go here for more information.
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Our short film “Street Art Collides with Reality” is part of the Official Selection for the 2011 Rushes Soho Shorts film festival. The film shows three street artists – Ben Slow, Joseph Loughborough and Joe Deane – painting in the east end of London. Their painting of a destitute woman and child ( Ma o Shishu) is sadly echoed by what we discover behind the facade of the building….The film will be screened at the ICA on 23rd July 2011.
We are pleased that Tres Tristes Tigres will be screened at the East End Film Festival in London in April/May 2011. The award-winning short film about migrant workers in Dubai has been screened in many festivals throughout the world. GO HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. UPDATE: Tres Tristes Tigres was awarded the SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD.
Six Oranges have completed a brief tour of South Africa accompanying the former head of the Special committee against Apartheid and UN Assistant Secretary General, E S Reddy to Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. For decades, Mr Reddy was at the forefront of the anti-apartheid struggle organising UN and international anti-apartheid activity and solidarity with the liberation movements. Mr Reddy was honoured by the Gandhi Development Trust with the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace and also by the ANC Lenasia Branch which awarded him the Sol Plaatje Award. We filmed Mr Reddy receiving the awards and meeting with stalwarts of the South African liberation movement. A feature documentary is being planned.
Brazil is conducting the world’s first fully digital national census in order to produce the most comprehensive and accurate survey of a nation. The census will be used to drive through social policies targeted at helping the poor and excluded which have been the centrepiece of President Lula da Silva’s 9 years in power.
Parminder Bahra of Six Oranges was invited to observe the census in operation across the diverse areas and communities that make up Brazil. The trip included a visit to a ‘quilombos’ community who are descendants of fugitive slaves that set up communities in remote areas to avoid recapture many centuries ago. Many of these communities only gained access to basic utilities such as electricity in the last six years.
The trip enabled Parminder to speak to residents of Rocinha, a slum on the edges of Rio, and also senior government ministers and census coordinators. Watch this space for further news and a small video piece showing how Brazil is using digital technology to produce an ‘X-Ray’ of the nation and how this will underpin public policy-making in the future.
Six Oranges found Belgian street artist Roa a big wall in Hanbury Street, off Brick Lane and gave him a cherry picker. Roa produced an absolute showstopper and the biggest piece of street art in London. See more pictures here. We filmed the incredible performance for our documentary on art and Brick Lane. It has received a lot of attention including coverage by street art and art websites/blogs like Unurth, Juxtapoz magazine and Vandalog. The London Evening Standard also carried a picture of Roa painting. Roa was here in London for his amazing show at Pure Evil gallery.
Shafiur Rahman and Bablu Sheikh are organising the Ummid 2010 Photo Competition along with Al-Falah Bangladesh. The competition is to mark the 2nd anniversary of a landmark court judgement which brought statelessness to an end for the Urdu-speaking people of Bangladesh. The issue was the subject of a an award-winning documentary, Swapnabhumi, co-produced by Shafiur. Visit the web site here. The competition will refocus attention on the problems that still remain and the difficulties of building an inclusive society.