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100 years ago, a revolution shook Russia to its core: dissolving any remnants of the old Empire, leaving the Soviet Union in its place. Today, few optimists might say that a similar revolution, drenched in tumult, seems more than likely – but, for now, the folks at Tyneside Cinema are staging their own cinematic revolt with What’s Left?, a celebration of revolution across the 20th and 21st centuries.

Made up from a total of 17 films that span the globe, this special programme aims to represent the diverse nature of cultural upheaval. Films on show include Pussy vs Putin (Thursday 5th October), an eyewitness account of the entire Pussy Riot saga – pre and post arrest – Silvered Water (Wednesday 4th October), a harrowing tale of the day-to-day ordeals of ordinary Syrian Citizens, and My Father’s Choice (Sunday 8th October), a family portrait of China since Mao.

Whilst the season does indeed focus on the extraordinary nature of social revolution, as well as the figures that lie at the centre, curator Úna Henry aims to go one step further, shedding light on the way in which ordinary lives are affected by such events, both historically and in our own contemporary society.

The season begins on Friday 29th September, running until Sunday 8th October. For those of you with a thirst for knowledge, or even a hunger for change, this event may just be your tipping point.

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