Cassette Boy, Misery Bear and Torture Team
Posted: 29 July 2011
Tune into Episode 2 of Amnesty TV at amnestytv.co.uk
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the world’s biggest human rights organisation, Amnesty International UK has launched Amnesty TV, a new video magazine show that mixes satirical comedy, campaign stunts, short documentaries, outspoken opinion and real news around global human rights campaigns.
Produced by the people who made News Wipe, Starsuckers and the Inbetweeners, episode 2 of Amnesty TV goes live at 09.00am on Friday 29th July at www.amnestytv.co.uk
Episode 2 highlights include:
· Cassette Boy: Obama Speech – notorious internet film maker Cassette Boy, famous for re-editing The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den, re-imagines an Obama speech on torture and Guantanamo.
· Misery Bear – specially filmed torture story from the popular Misery Bear team. Misery Bear have just written a new Sky 1 sitcom and their Misery Bear/Kate Moss special was one of the best viewed segments of Comic Relief 2011 online.
· Torture Team – Featuring Vanessa Redgrave and Ralph Fiennes: includes interviews from the cast of Philippe Sands’ play Torture Team, recorded exclusively for Amnesty TV at Hay Festival.
Episode 1, which kicked off on the 15th July and is still available to view at www.amnestytv.co.uk, featured a special Amnesty International birthday message from Aung San Suu Kyi, a polemic on internet freedom by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and a Birthday stunt by Don’t Panic’s Heydon Prowse.
Time Out hails Amnesty TV as, “hilarious” saying that “comedy is interspersed with more traditional Amnesty fare and, amidst the laughter, the weightiness is even more pronounced.”