Inspired by the documentary Disco and Atomic War (2009), Dash Arts is organising an evening of live conversation exploring borders, propaganda and censorship. Disco and Atomic War, directed by Jaak Kilmi, uncovers the overlooked significance of Finnish broadcasting for Soviet Estonian society, introducing a generation behind the iron curtain to the likes of Dallas and disco music.
Enjoy excerpts from the film and conversation from speakers including Estonian TV journalist and Disco and Atomic War co-producer and co-screenwriter Kiur Aarma, Soviet-born British journalist and author Peter Pomerantsev, former ambassador of Finland to Estonia Kirsti Narinen, and political analyst and Counterpoint director Catherine Fieschi.
Take the disco fever up a notch and stay for a mass disco-dancing session at the end with Sara ‘Ditzy Ritzy’ Templeman!
The event is supported by Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland and Estonian embassy in London.
Dash Café: Disco and Atomic War, Wednesday 12 May, 7pm (BST), pay what you can (recommended price £6), tickets available here.