<i>Tyneside Story</i>, film still, 1944. © North East Film Archive

Tyneside Story, film still, 1944. © North East Film Archive

Humphrey Jennings, The Silent Village, 1943. Courtesy BFI

Humphrey Jennings, The Silent Village, 1943. Courtesy BFI

Marc Karlin, A Dream from the Bath, 1985. Courtesy Marc Karlin Archive

Berwick Street Collective, Nightcleaners, 1975. Courtesy the artists and LUX, London

Pallavi Paul, Long Hair, Short Ideas, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Project 88, Mumbai

Haim Sokol, Testimony, 2015. Courtesy the artist

Madhusudhanan, The Marx Archive – Logic of Disappearance, 2014. Courtesy the artist

Dziga Vertov, Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbas, 1930. Courtesy Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre, Kyiv

Sergei Loznitsa, Revue, 2008. Courtesy New Wave Films

Marc Karlin, Utopias, 1989. Courtesy Marc Karlin Archive

Heorhii Shkliarevsky, Levels of Democracy, 1992. Courtesy Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre, Kyiv

Sergei Loznitsa, The Event, 2015. Courtesy Atoms & Void

Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Someone is getting rich.), 2012. Courtesy the artist

Roee Rosen, Buried Alive Group Videos: Historical Joke #3, 2013. Courtesy the artist

Dan Perjovschi, <i>Shenzhen</i>, 2015. Courtesy the artist

Dan Perjovschi, Shenghen, 2015. Courtesy the artist

Hugo Canoilas, Revolution is also happiness, 2008. Courtesy the artist

Naeem Mohaiemen, United Red Army (The Young Man Was…, Part 1), 2012. Courtesy the artist

Eric Baudelaire, The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images, 2011. Courtesy the artist and LUX, London

Eric Baudelaire, The Ugly One, 2013. Courtesy the artist and LUX, London

George Orwell’s book The Road to Wigan Pier is the thematic framework for AV Festival 2016–2018. In 1936, Orwell spent two months living in the industrial North observing working-class life amidst growing social injustice, poverty and unemployment. The book is an analysis of English socialism, concluding that the basis of democratic socialism is equality and fairness. Mirroring the book's structure, AV Festival 2016 is Part One, with artists situating themselves in relation to historic political struggle.

Thanks and Visitor Survey
31.03.2016

After a month of exhibitions, film screenings and special events the Festival is over and returns in 2018. If you attended but didn’t complete a visitor survey you can still fill one in online here. This feedback is really valuable and… more 

Kris Canavan: Labour isn't Working
25.03.2016

Standing Shoulder to Shoulder, in solidarity, in defiance against the slaughter of their town by the combines of shipping and steel, 200 strode to London. The Prime Minister refused... more

Levels of Democracy: Ukraine Film Weekend
16.03.2016

Focusing on radical documentary in Ukrainian cinema, this weekend includes films from the 1920s–30s to the perestroika era, a profile on filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa and the world premiere... more

Tracing the Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army
12.02.2016

Travelling across three decades and between the Middle East and Asia, this weekend connects threads between three artists through the 1970s ultra-left and the political and personal epic of... more

AV FESTIVAL 2016 PROGRAMME LAUNCH
The full programme for AV Festival 2016 is online from Fri 8 January. The Festival launch takes place on Fri 26 February 6pm–1am across Newcastle and Gateshead. View the programme here.
TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets are available here for the opening UK premiere performance of Buried Alive by Roee Rosen at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Tickets for all other events and screenings available soon!

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