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Elefest 2007

Date posted: 18.09.2007

Elefest (22 - 30 September), Elephant and Castle's annual festival, celebrates the creative and cultural diversity of the area.

Over 10 days the festival transforms this south London neighbourhood. You can enjoy a solar powered cinema, a photographic exhibition in the subway, as well as live bands, open rehearsals, readings and talks, in a variety of venues.

Screenings include:

  • This Was Forever
    23 September, 4pm

    A film by Mark Aitken and young film-makers from polkadotsonraindrops with a unique improvised soundtrack played live by the Amal Gamal Ensemble.
  • Ode to Joy (Oda do Radosci)
    26 September, 7pm

    Three young Polish film-makers collaborated on this film and reveal three diverse and affecting stories from beyond the Iron Curtain.
  • Bombs at Teatime
    29 September, 12pm

    These rarely seen films from the BFI National Archive provide a fascinating glimpse into Britain during the 1940s, demonstrating how Britons were in touch with environmental issues.
  • This is England
    30 September, 7pm
    (Closing Night Event)
    An excellent human drama, directed by Shane Meadows, that won Best Independent Film at the BIFAs in 2006.

All events are free and non-ticketed unless otherwise stated. For more info visit or call 020 7252 7381.

This project is supported by Film London's Audience Development Fund.

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