MESYM Crossover Documentary Series #25: Grasp the Nettle

We have postponed the event to March 24th!

The venue has the A/C broken, so we have decided to postpone the event until they fix it!


Important, please pay attention!

From now on, our events will have a new date and venue:

  • Date: every 2nd Friday of the month (instead of Tuesday)
  • Venue: MSC Malaysia Incubation Centre, Block 1B, Level 3, Plaza Sentral (instead of Loyar Burok). View map in Google Maps.

Our new venue is as centrally located as it can get – in Plaza Sentral, right beside KL Sentral. It is accessible by many forms of public transportation (Kelana Jaya LRT, KTM, Monorail, KLIA Transit/Express, as well as buses), and if you drive the parking fee is a flat RM4 per entry after 6pm, in Plaza Sentral.

MESYM hosts a documentary event each second Friday of the month @ Plaza Sentral. Everyone is invited to come watch the documentary, participate in the discussion, and meet like-minded people. Admission is free!

For our March event the crossover topic is activism. We are screening Grasp the Nettle, a documentary which follows the exploits of a ragtag band of land rights activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police – and themselves – in their efforts to create alternative communities outside the framework of consumer society.

Attend the event on our Facebook group.

About ‘Grasp the Nettle’

When an eco-village pops up on a piece of disused land in West London, film-maker Dean Puckett gives up everything – his flat, job and normal life – to live among its eclectic inhabitants in an effort to understand what makes them tick. Before he knows it, he is pulled into an epic, inspiring and at times harrowing journey of discovery, as he follows the villagers from the suburbs to the heart of London outside the Palace of Westminster, where they occupy Parliament Square. Their ranks swelled by the homeless, the visionaries and eccentrics of the new-found Democracy Village clash with authority, and each other, as they grapple with how to balance their ideals of freedom with the increasing chaos around them.

Shot over three years in the aftermath of the 2008 banking collapse, Grasp the Nettle is an intimate exploration of the rise and fall of two radical social experiments, pioneered by the loved and the lost of a city reeling from the impact of economic and ecological crisis. In the process, it asks hard questions about the nature of freedom and the meaning of activism in ‘interesting times’.


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