Derry Radical Bookfair has partnered with Void Gallery for a special Preview Screening of ‘Bring Down The Walls’, a new film by the artist Phil Collins.
With a prison population of more than 2 million, the US is the world’s biggest jailer. Coinciding with the escalation of mass incarceration in the 1980s, house music emerged from Black, Latinx and queer communities embattled by oppressive law enforcement policies. Bring Down The Walls looks at the prison industrial complex through the lens of house music and nightlife, proposing the dance floor as a space of personal and collective liberation, and new ways in which we could come together as a society.
The screening will be accompanied by a set of reading lists on prison abolition and prison struggle from radical, independent publishers.
This online screening is free but booking is essential. Please book at this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/special-preview…
A link will be posted here on the day of event.
Film length: 88 minutes
The film will be available online 6-11pm, Saturday 30th January
The screening will be available on www.derryvoid.com.
This screening is presented by Void Gallery in partnership with Derry Radical Bookfair and Shady Lane Productions.
In the next days we’ll be sharing some reading lists on Prison Abolition from some of the independent publishers who have participated over the past several years with us at the Derry Radical Bookfair.
Image: Phil Collins
Bring Down The Walls, 2020
Colour, sound; 88 min.
Courtesy Shady Lane Productions
Photo: Mel D. Cole
Image description: The photo frames two people of colour on a dance floor. Their faces are relaxed, their arms are extended and their bodies are close to one another as they dance.
Link and further details: https://www.facebook.com/events/847927855779547/?active_tab=about