A new video work by artist Alberta Whittle, screening in six venues across Scotland in a tour organised by LUX Scotland and Scotland + Venice.

Lagareh – which translates from the Mandinka language as The Last Born – is a work anchored around theories of abolition, rebellion, ancestral knowledge and love. Shot in Scotland, England, Barbados, Sierra Leone and Italy, the film melds a collection of scenes that give focus to the strength of contemporary Black womxn, whose individual acts of resistance are bound together through the artist’s conceptual storytelling. Gestures, rituals and moments of intimacy are poignantly underpinned by a deep reflection on grief, loss and mourning, a resolute reminder of the trauma inflicted upon the Black body and of white privilege and power.

This new work was commissioned by Scotland + Venice and Forma for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Tickets for this screening are free.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between guest speakers. Further details will be announced in the near future. 

Running time: 1h25, including intro and discussion.

The film is captioned and the discussion will be live captioned. 

There will be a short interval between the film screening and the discussion. 

A small access fund is available to support audience attendance, which may be used for transport, or the cost of childcare, carers or support workers. For further information please email scotland@lux.org.uk

Content warning: this film and discussion will contain references to grief, racism, chattel slavery, and police brutality. 

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Please be aware you must be aged 15 or over to see this film, and you may be required to show photographic I.D. to gain entry to the cinema.

We recommend customers continue to wear a face covering in line with Scottish Government guidance. Cinemas will be thoroughly cleaned between each screening, there is hand sanitiser available throughout the building, and we're requesting that customers take their own rubbish with them at the end of the film and put it in the bins provided.