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Cinenova: The Work We Share – Programme 2
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A Song of Ceylon, dir. Laleen Jayamanne, Australia 1985, 51 min., English

The second programme of The Work We Share, showcasing 10 newly digitised films from the Cinenova collection, brings together three works which in a variety of ways responds to themes relating to the notion of the body.
In Jacqui Duckworth’s A Prayer Before Birth, the artist explores her own experiences of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In Noski Deville’s magic realist short Loss of Heat, the audience is invited to reflect on notions of queer love and epilepsy through a poetic portrayal of two parallel lesbian couples. The longest work of the programme, A Song of Ceylon, by Laleen Jayamanne, borrowing its title from the 1934 Basil Wright documentary, engages with histories of colonialism and how these interact with questions of gender and the body. 

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Black feminist writer and Stuart Hall foundation researcher Lola Olufemi and Christie Costello from the Bare Minimum Collective, London.

A Song of Ceylon, dir. Laleen Jayamanne, Australia 1985, 51 min., English

Loss of Heat, dir. Noski Deville, UK 1994, 20 min., English

A Prayer Before Birth, dir. Jacqui Duckworth, UK 1991, 20 min., English 

Conversation with Lola Olufemi and Christie Costello
06:30 pm
Sat, 19 Mar 2022
Cinema 1
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