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
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