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OK the first video project from daaa is all about social centres, 6 films in all.  Details below...

For more details on screenings (or if you wanna organise one) or to get your hands on a copy of the films get in touch

Around 100 people showed up in Dublin on 3rd December for the premier, at the first Seomra Spraoi (Dublin folk working on setting up a social space there) & it was a pretty cool night. More screenings coming up in the new year watch this space. 

Our Kitchen Squat Café

Belfast’s first squat café November 2003, music, vegetables, & talk about anarchy in a very cold dark & secret place…

8 mins 2004

Read report on OK cafe.


Temporary squatted social centre in Leeds England December 2003. 10 days & 10 nights. Hundreds of people transform abandoned warehouse into kick-ass space for workshops, discussion, parties, & cafes; chop vegetables & huddle together to keep warm.

12 mins 2004 

Check out interview with Cath from Aspire.



‘Rurban’ squatted social centre on the outskirts of Barcelona, bringing ideas, skills & technology from the countryside into the city. Sunshine, community gardening, fancy d.i.y. plumbing, & experiments in communal living. Canmasdeu is the squat your grandmother would love.

28 mins 2004

Read interviews with Marion & Luke at Canmasdeu.

Three Social Centres in Amsterdam

Does exactly what it says on the tin. A tour of three legalised squats in Amsterdam; the Molli, the Film Academy, & the Binnenpret. Squat actions, children’s theatre & electro-acoustic concerts with musings on the merits & pit-falls of ‘dealing with the man’. 

34 mins 2004

Check outinterviews with folk at the Molli, the Film Academy, the Binnenpret, & Kinderpret  the kids centre project.


A Winter Walk Through Christiania

A quiet stroll through the infamous squatted town in Copenhagen; frozen lakes, wooden cottages & winding paths in the brilliant winter sun followed by a raid from the Danish police.

6 mins 2004


Sumac Centre

Vegan fries, vegan beer, vegans, & home to veggies the probably the best vegan catering outfit on the planet. The Sumac is a co-operatively owned ‘Radical environmental community type social centre’ in Nottingham. Some vegetables were cooked in the making of this film.

18 mins 2004

Interview with Eleanor from the Sumac collective 




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