Something is wrong* – a public meeting
Sat 16 Dec 2017 / 2pm
*”Something is wrong…. Maybe the real criminals of this world are not the people who populate the prisons, but those who have stolen the wealth of the world from the people.”
– Angela Davis
Cinenova has invited responses to the three Women & the Law Collective films as a way to meet and publicly discuss with others related resistance work taking place in the UK today. Respondents include Wail Qasim (writer, critic and activist), Nadine El-Enany (Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Race and Law at Birkbeck School of Law) and Lucy McFadzean (activist and researcher).
This is the final event forming part of the exhibition Time and Time Again: Women & the Law Collective curated by Cinenova.
Open 19 Nov–16 Dec / Wed–Sat, 12–4pm. More information here.
Cinenova was founded in 1991 following the merger of two feminist film and video distributors, Circles and Cinema of Women. Each was formed in the early 1980s in response to the lack of recognition of women in the history of the moving image. Both organisations, although initially self-organised and unfunded, aimed to provide the means to support the production and distribution of women’s work in this area, and played critical roles in the creation of an independent and radical media.
Cinenova currently distributes over 500 titles that include experimental film, narrative feature films, artists’ film and video, documentary and educational videos made from the 1920s to the present. Cinenova holds a large collection of paper materials, books and posters related to works it distributes, and the history and politics of film and video production. The thematics in the work at Cinenova include oppositional histories, postcolonial struggles, domestic and care work, representation of gender and sexuality, and importantly, the relations and alliances between these different struggles. The Cinenova working group runs a monthly programme titled Now Showing. The series intends to materialise relationships between contemporary artist moving image practice and the feminist and organising legacies present in the Cinenova collection.