Metro Al Madina is taking it up a cinematic and political notch: they're playing host to seven days of films on the theme of politics.
Tonight they're showing Micheal Radfor's 1984. An adaptation of George Orwell's famed novel of the same title. The narrative imagines a futuristic totalitarian society where a man whose job is to rewrite history starts a personal rebellion against the system by falling in love. An absolute classic of a film and story.
2008's Hunger by Steve McQueen looks at the Irish conflict through the eyes of Republican Bobby Sands leading a hunger strike with the inmates of a Northern Irish prison.
Jean-Luc Godard's classic La Chinoise relays the story of a rag-tag bunch of French Maoist students and their terrorist antics in the name of societal change.
I am Cuba from 1964 is an insight into the tiny island just before it's transition into post-revolutionary society, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov.
Land and Freedom takes us back to spring 1936, when a youthful Liverpudlian runs off to Spain to battle fascism.
A pseudo-doco from 1971 about a group of soldiers escorting 'degenerate types' (think hippies and anti-war protestors) across the desert in a twisted 'capture the flag' type game. Punishment Park is directed by Peter Watkins.