The ground-breaking films of Pratibha Parmar have been raising issues central to feminism over many decades: from the rights of marginalised women and the LGBTQ community, her work has made the voices and experiences of women of colour heard through feature film works, television documentaries and short films. ‘My passion is firmly focused at the intersections of art and social justice as well as smart entertainment. I have always been compelled to tell stories of people relegated to the margins of mainstream culture. I get excited by collaborating with like-minded humans creating moving images, building different kinds of worlds and possibilities and disrupting existing paradigms. I especially love telling stories with strong female characters.’
A screening focuses on Parmar’s iconic video works from the 1980s and 1990s, Emergence (1986), A Place of Rage (1991) and Khush (1991), accompanied by insights from the director, in conversation with the artist Lubaina Himid.
A Place of Rage is currently available to stream in North America on the Criterion Channel.