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The UK branch of Moving Docs is hosted by Scottish Documentary Institute.

Moving Docs a partnership founded for the joint distribution of documentaries across Europe.

As a new EDN initiative supported by Creative Europe, the aim of Moving Docs is to create innovative outreach strategies and provide opportunities for urban and rural European audiences to enjoy regular screenings of documentary films through a wide variety of media and platforms.

  • Upcoming sreenings

    A Good American at Take One Action Film Festival
    Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 05:50PM
    Filmhouse in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Will include a Q&A with director Friedrich Moser and protagonist Bill Binney.

    Tickets and more information can be found here.

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    A Good American at Take One Action Film Festival
    Friday, September 16, 2016 at 01:00PM
    Filmhouse in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Will include a Q&A with protagonist Bill Binney.

    Tickets and more information can be found here.

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    A Good American at Take One Action Film Festival
    Friday, September 16, 2016 at 05:40PM
    Glasgow Film Theatre in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Will include a Q&A with director Friedrich Moser and protagonist Bill Binney.

    Tickets and more information can be found here.

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    A Good American with The Guardian Live
    Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 06:15PM
    Picturehouse Central in London, United Kingdom

    Q&A with director Friedrich Moser and protagonist Bill Binney along with select guests will follow the screening. 

    Tickets on sale from August 12th and will cost £10. Please visit The Guardian Live website to purchase them.

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    A Good American Special Screening
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 02:00PM
    Phoenix Cinema in London, United Kingdom

    A Q & A with director Friedrich Moser and protagonist Bill Binney along with select guests will follow the screening.

    Tickets and more information can be found here.

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    The most powerful surveillance tool you’ve (never) heard of

    In the first of a series of posts on the upcoming film A Good American, we look at the extraordinary surveillance program that caused NSA analyst-turned-whistleblower Bill Binney so many problems. What, exactly, was ThinThread?

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    A Good American

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    Bill Binney was the best codebreaker in US history. After the Cold War, he developed a revolutionary surveillance tool called ThinThread that was cheap and efficient, and didn’t invade anyone’s privacy. He developed it right up until the NSA scrapped it - three weeks before 9/11. In its place NSA chose a surveillance system that generated profit and spied on its own citizens instead of its enemies. This system remains in place today.

    A Good American tells one of the most important stories of the information society, and dissects the inner workings and ties of a politico-economic network whose reach goes way beyond America.

     

    Director/DOP/Producer - Friedrich Moser
    Senior Producer - Michael Seeber
    Editing - Jesper Osmund, Kirk von Heflin
    Music - 
    Christopher Slaski, Guy Farley
    Production Company - 
    blue+green communication
    Length - 
    101 Minutes
    Date of Premiere - 2016-01-07
    UK Distribution - Scottish Documentary Institute

     

    Watch the trailer here.

    Visit the film's website here.

    Book your screening of A Good American here. (Available from 23rd September 2016 onwards.)

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    Bikes vs Cars

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    Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, Earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.

     

    Director - Fredrik Gertten
    Producer - Margarete Jangård, Erin Kamlert
    Cinematography - Kiki Allegier, Janice D'Avila
    Editor - Benjamin Binderup
    Sound Design - Alexander Thörnqvist
    Music - 
    Florencia Di Concilio
    Production Company - 
    WG Films
    Length - 
    91 Minutes
    Date of Premiere - 2015-03-06
    UK Distribution - Scottish Documentary Institute

     

    Watch the trailer here.

    Visit the film's website here.

    Book your screening of Bikes vs Cars here.

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    The Forecaster

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    Can a computer model predict the world economy? Martin Armstrong, a former US-based trillion dollar financial advisor, developed a computer model based on the number pi and other cyclical theories to predict economic turning points to incredible precision. In the early 80s he established his financial forecasting and advising company Princeton Economics. His forecasts were in great demand worldwide.

    As Armstrong's recognition grew, prominent New York bankers invited him to join "the club" to help them in market manipulation. Martin refused. Later that same year, 1999, the FBI stormed his offices, confiscated his computer model, and accused him of a $3 billion Ponzi scheme. Was it an attempt to silence him and prevent him from initiating a public discourse on the real Ponzi Scheme of debts that the world has been building up for decades?

    Armstrong predicts that a sovereign debt crisis will start to unfold on a global level after October 1st 2015 - a major pi turning point that his computer model forecasted many years ago.

    Watch the trailer here.

    Visit the film's website here.

    Book to host your own screening of The Forecaster here.

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