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Issue No. 2370

Encounters, short film and animation festival

17-22 September, Arnolfini and Watershed, Bristol

The 19th Encounters short film and animation festival includes films, performance, music, talks, exhibitions and more.

One series of short films, Burning Bridges, looks at why people leave their pasts behind to try and find a better life.

Visions of Modern Europe gives snapshots of struggle from Greece, Cyprus, Spain and Britain.

You can buy passes to access all of the events or browse the programme to pick out the free ones.

There are open-air cinema showings—and a chance to make movies yourself.

The Returned, series one

DVD out now, £20

The Returned had nearly two million viewers across Britain hooked when it aired earlier this year.

It focuses on a group of people living in a beautiful French village. They are unnerved when their dead relatives such as Victor (pictured) start coming home.

It’s a haunting, compelling drama about vulnerable people trying to deal with loss. Now addicts can pore over the DVD while waiting for the second series.

Reggae soundsystem—original reggae album cover art

Soul Jazz Books, out now

This 200-page hardback book showcases a history of reggae music through full size record cover designs.

Compiled by author and reggae expert Steve Barrow and edited by Stuart Baker, it covers artwork spanning 60 years.

The book features iconic, classic and rare artwork starting from the 1950s.

It also includes a fascinating introductory essay on the history of reggae by Steve Barrow.

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Tue 10 Sep 2013, 18:56 BST
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