Thursday 4th October 2018

Bata-ville: We are not afraid of the future

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Bata-ville: We are not afraid of the future, a bittersweet record of an English coach trip to the origins of the Bata shoe empire - the Moravian town of Zlin - will be shown at Chester Lane Library as part of Take Over Festival. The film will be introduced by co-writer and co-director Karen Guthrie.


Thursday 4th October 7:00 pm  —  9:00 pm


Chester Lane Library

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£4, £3 (St Helens Library Card), £2 (concessions). Tickets for this event can be purchased online here and from any St Helens library. Buy a season ticket to attend 3 screenings for the price of 2. 

Against the backdrop of economic regeneration in their communities, former employees of two now closed UK Bata factories are led by artist /directors Pope & Guthrie on a unique journey through Bata’s legacy and across a changing Europe. What begins as a free holiday soon becomes an opportunity for a collective imagining of what Tomas Bata’s inspirational maxim, ‘We are not afraid of the future’ can mean in 21st century Britain.

A Somewhere Film written & directed by Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope. 93 min.

Chester Lane Library has an accessible toilet, ramp and parking. 

Photo © John Podpadec



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