As part of the Barbican’s Film in Focus 2017, which celebrates the power of the moving image and its influence across the arts, Barbican Cinema, with the support from Film London, asks all Londoners: ‘is there a film that shook your world’?
From drama to documentary and comedy, the most inspiring contributions will result in a unique film event What London Watches: Ten Film That Shook Our World in April 2017. For the first time, Londoners are asked not only which films have changed their world, but also given the opportunity to see a selection of London’s choices on the big screen.
All Londoners –from office workers to artists, City workers to crane operators, taxi drivers to key workers –are invited to suggest a film that has had an enduring impact on their lives, together with a few words about their choice of film.
Following the submission period, an advisory panel of cultural experts, critics, curators and Barbican Young Programmers chaired by Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, will consider the pool of films.
The panel will look for ten titles that best reflect the diverse make-up of London as well as the inclusive ambition of the project. So far almost 50 cultural and community organisations –with an accumulative reach of around 600,000 people –including women’s refugee and LGBTQ groups across the capital, are reaching out to audiences and members to encourage them to take part.
What London Watches: Ten Films That Shook Our World takes place 6–13 April 2017. The chosen films will be announced in January 2017.