US non-profit organisation Media That Matters showcases short films on the most important topics of today, using film to inspire action and change. Every June, MTM presents a new selection of shorts and this – hurrah! – is their tenth year. For those of you who are London-based, there’s even more reason to “hurrah!” as MTM makes it’s UK debut on 4 June at the Frontline Club. Co-presented with Shooting People and Working Films, the jury-selected collection of films look at a broad range of human rights and social justice issues from the experience of transgender youth to health care in the US and racial prejudice.
There’s a great programme of eleven short docs (and one intriguing experimental short that explores the tyranny of the beauty industry through puppets!). Host, Robert West, will be joined by one of the subjects from Joel Engardio’s Justice Denied: Voices from Guantanamo’ for a Q&A after the screening.
Think this is going to be a pretty top night. For tickets and more information on the films, visit the Frontline Club’s event listings.