The SEA Presents “The Great School Robbery” Directed by Chester Yang, Cy Film Productions

The Socialist Educational Association (SEA) Presents:

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The Great Schools Robbery

After a successful showing of the film at the NEU conference recently, the SEA is presenting a showing of the film at the Rio Cinema in Dalston on Saturday May 21st at 2.30pm

Mel Griffiths, our Give Us Back Our Schools (GUBOS) co-ordinator, Kevin Courtney NEU joint gen sec, and Apsana Begum MP will be speaking. Please circulate the e flyer (link provided below) to LP and education union members and anyone else you think might be interested. It has a link to the Rio where you can book tickets.

If you do not live in London you may like to organise a showing in your local area. Oxford, Berks and Bucks branch is doing so. You can contact Chester at this address:-

“In making this film, I have captured the struggles of teachers and parents as they fight for a democratic and accountable education system in England. It has taken me over 5 years of my life to follow these amazing people, their stories and their inspiring achievements. It’s time to spark a national debate about education policies and to find the best way forward for our children and communities.”

Chester Yang

Rio Cinema, Dalston: Saturday 21st May, 2:30pm


Three-quarters of England’s secondary and more than 40% of primary schools are now academies. The Great Schools Robbery, a feature-length documentary, charts the transformation of state education in England with the accelerating academisation of publicly funded schools and the passionate resistance by teachers and local parents to what they see as the back-door privatisation of state education. The Government’s recent proposal to force all state-funded schools into multi-academy trusts makes Chester Yang’s film even more topical.

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion including Apsana Begum MP, member of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, and Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union (Event sponsored by the Socialist Education Association).


📅 Sat 21 May
90 Minutes
🎥 Dir: Chester Yang


Snr Citizen£8.00
Snr Citizen£8.00

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Trailer via Vimeo

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