Program / Schedule

Friday August 12th 2016

11h.> MTM cinema

Ranging from animal and human rights films to documentary films about ecology, social movements, action groups and even some rare footage of underground gigs from all over the world, this might turn out to be quite the cinematic experience – hence MTMcinema.

YOU'VE BEEN TRUMPED (1h 35m, 2011-Anthony Baxter)
In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Film in English with English subtitles
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13h.> Urban Farming 2 (by Peter)

Are you concerned about our future? Climate change, resources dwindling, overpopulation? One issue that stands out in this context is food. There's more people in the world every day, more and more of these people live in the city, and they all need food. So looking at growing food in the city is the logical thing to do: Urban Farming.

Last year Urban Farming 1 at MTM featured an overview of city-farming ideas, things you can do with an ordinary plastic (waste) bucket. This year the ideas of use and re-use of materials in the city are extended into a completer story about growing food on balconies, terraces, in small city gardens and other specific city settings. Of course lots of these ideas are extendable into more peri-urban settings.

Where last year was an introduction to the concept of re-use of city-waste, an appetizer by means of these bucket-systems, now we start from the beginning: the story discusses soil (know what the use of soil is, and how to make your own), plants (what do you need to know about plants to get started and where to get them) and design of the city-gardening efforts (how do you start, what do you think, how to plan, what to do), but still including the self-watering buckets and worm-towers of last year.

The key flow in this story is things you can do yourself, with household items and waste-products, with minimal effort and minimal knowledge.

Presentation + Demonstration in English (or Dutch if preferred)
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14h.> Arms dealers not welcome in Brussels - Day of action - November 10th (by Pieter)

On Thursday November 10th, arms dealers and politicians meet behind closed doors in Brussels. On the agenda: the European security policy. Let's not put our safety in the hands of the arms industry. This would only lead to more arms exports, more violence, more war. Let's STOP them. We'll take non-violent action and show the arms dealers that they are not welcome in Brussels. Want to know more? Join the info-session on Ieperfest and learn more about the action plans and what you can do.

Presentation in English
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Photo Booth #GeenGevechtsvliegtuigen #‎pasdavionsdechasse

We don't want new figtherjets. They cost an arm and a leg.
Have your picture taken in our photo booth on Ieperfest and make a statement on social media.    

17h.> Hart Boven Hard (by Tom & Geert)

This is a growing organization of concerned people, working from the bottom to the top, that believes in alternative solutions for what (y)our government is doing right now. On October 1st 2016 there’s a city event in Ypres called “spuug et ut” or "spit it out" with a speakers corner, children animation, alternative music and a lot of information. There is also a sticker action where you can win a price… Check et ut!

Presentation in Dutch (or English if necessary)
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20h.> Black Lives Matter (round table discussion by Blokbuster) + Documentary

The list of people killed by police keeps growing and we need to talk about it. And while we're at it, we can also tackle (urgent) topics like racism, sexism, fascism, homophobia,... and whatever comes to mind. Feel free to join the discussion (while you still can!).
Afterwards we're screening 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution'.

Discussion in English (or Dutch depending on the audience)
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Saturday August 13th 2016

11h.> MTM cinema

COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET (1h 35m, 2014-Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn)
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today - and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean 'dead zones', and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

Film in English with English subtitles
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13h.> Hunt Sabotage (by Alfie)

Hunt Sabotage in the UK and Belgium and how to set up new hunt saboteur groups in countries where there aren't any 'sabs' at the moment, with a focus on organization and tactics. Discussing the case for European Union legislation to ban hunting.

Presentation in English
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14h.> Learning from Repression in the fight for Animal Liberation (by Nicole)

An organiser from the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign who served 3.5 years in prison for their role in fighting to close Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory, Huntingdon Life Sciences, will discuss the history, tactics and repression of the campaign. They will reflect on the role of the state, importance of solidarity and how lessons learned can be applied to today’s social struggles to make us more resilient and effective. The talk will include the latest info on the ongoing SHAC case against Sven and Natasha, who are facing up to 14 years in prison.

Presentation in English
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17h.> Feminism for the Future (by FEL)

Ellen and Evie of the grassroots group FEL talk about how to build sustainable grassroots feminism for present and future.

Talk in English or Dutch (depending on the audience)
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20h.> MTM cinema (introduced by Els, Grenzeloos Milieu)

THE ACT OF KILLING (1h 55m, 2012-Joshua Oppenheimer)
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

If things work out, Els of Grenzeloos Milieu will introduce the film as their organization is working very hard on carbon footprint, waste management, birth control and basically improving the lives of Indonesian people and animals. Els deserves hugs and enjoys long talks!

Film in Indonesian and English with English subtitles
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Sunday August 14th 2016

11h.> MTM cinema

SALAM NEIGHBOR (1h 15m, 2015-Zach Ingrasci & Chris Temple)
Two Americans deliberately head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 80,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis. From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors.

Film in English and Arabic with English subtitles
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13h.> ‘Hearts and Minds’ + ‘ieperfest’ Hardcore documentaries

Hearts And Minds (2013) is a DIY hardcore documentary which contains interviews with bands as Rotting Out, Brutality Will Prevail, Ashes, Trapped Inside, Expire,… Photographer Brenda Boutsen filmed and sewed all the footage together into a 30 minute long documentary full of hardcorealities.

ieperfest (2015) is another (6 minute) DIY hardcore documentary shot here at ieperfest last year.

‘Hearts and Minds’ in Dutch and English with English subtitles
‘ieperfest’ in Dutch and English without subtitles (sorry!)

14h.> Green ieperfest + short DEMO Presentation (by Sofie & Nath – Fuck yeah!)

If all goes well, if we find the time and extreme weather conditions do not call for extreme measures, the Ieperfest-crew invites you to a presentation on “green” IEPERFEST.

We see IEPERFEST as a great exercise to try new things towards a sustainable future and a good example for others to follow and to get inspired. OK, that might sound naïve and cocky, but as other festivals have already copied some of our ideas and people actually ask us for advice, we’re pretty sure that we’re on the right track…
As of this year, we’re even involved in a cross border project called DEMO, organised by 11 cultural partners and experts in sustainable development, for more Durability and Ecology in the Music business and it’s Organisers.
What made us win all those green event awards? What are we doing exactly? What’s new this year?
What can you do as organizers of a festival or as individuals? Questions&Answers. Tips&Tricks.
Feel free to comment, to voice your ideas or to set a good example yourself on this year’s edition.  You’re very welcome!

Presentation in English
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Don't hesitate to get in touch with Martijn, Nath and Sofie for more info and ideas:

17h.> Women Against Fascism/Racism (group talk with Alice)

Independent Action Group Antifawomen, Antwerp
Recently an independent action group “Women Against Fascism/Racism” has been established in Antwerp. Being fed up with the “it will never happen” attitude of left parties, organizations, union members and “armchair antifascists”, several women decided to take the struggle against the encroaching Fascists en Racists -who are polluting our streets and communities- into their own hands. After all, it’s us women who are “life givers”, we must fight for our children, grandchildren and children yet unborn.
It goes without saying that our actions will never be announced on social media. The fact that women are taking an initiative in the struggle against the encroaching fascism/racism is still hard to stomach for some men. However, each time fascist organizations/groups roam our streets we’ll be there to tell them loud and clear: NO PASSERAN!
More about our plans will be explained at the MTM “spoken word”.

Presentation and Talk in English or Dutch (depending on the audience)
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20h.> MTM cinema

RACING EXTINCTION (1h 30m, 2015-Louie Psihoyos)
Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in Earth's history. Number five took out the dinosaurs. This era is called the Anthropocene, or 'Age of Man', because the evidence shows that humanity has sparked this catastrophic loss. We are the only ones who can stop it as well. The Oceanic Preservation Society, the group behind the Academy Award® winning film THE COVE, is back for "Racing Extinction". Along with some new innovators, OPS will bring a voice to the thousands of species on the very edge of life. An unlikely team of activists is out to expose the two worlds endangering species across the globe. The first threat to the wild comes from the international trade of wildlife. Bogus markets are being created at the expense of creatures who have survived on this planet for millions of years.

Film in English with English subtitles
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