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UEL Centrepiece Gala

UEL students

For the second year running, The University of East London is in partnership with the East End Film Festival. On Wednesday 29 June, UEL and EEFF bring you the London Premiere of SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS. Followed by a Q&A, this event's not one to miss!

Oliver Schmitz | South Africa | 2016 | 106 mins

When a traumatised death row guard is arrested for a violent murder, no one in 1987 South Africa will take his case. That is until maverick lawyer John Weber (Steve Coogan) steps forward, in doing so challenging the very system that allows prisoners to be executed for their crimes, and directly leading to a change to the law in the dying days of Apartheid. Featuring phenomenal turns from Coogan and Andrea Riseborough, Oliver Schmitz’s film is inspired by true events, which questions how a society can ever expect people to act as both shepherds and butchers, and for there not to be awful consequences, while also pointing to a better, more hopeful future.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Hackney Picturehouse

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