JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2022
Power, Corruption & Lies:
Film & Video in a Divisive Atmosphere
🤞We’re keeping a close eye on the developing Covid situation. To keep people safe Hyde Park Picture House have reduced venue capacity and implemented greater social distancing alongside their usual measures (see below).
If restrictions are put in place we will re-schedule the necessary screenings and offer a full refund of any donations.
Power, Corruption & Lies is a series of three screenings looking at how filmmakers and artists in the UK have used film and video to express feelings of political discontent over the last 4 decades.
Featuring over 20 works spanning 1977–2019, the screenings engage with turbulent moments in history including the Thatcher government, 911, the UK miners’ strike, civil wars in Yemen and Lebanon, Occupy London, The Troubles, the Falklands War and the ongoing Nakba and the continuous violent occupation of Palestine.
Our hope is that, when experienced together, the films will stand in solidarity, representing a collective need to address the misuses of power.
Presented in partnership with the Hyde Park Picture House.
Ian Breakwell · Duncan Campbell · Beatrice Gibson · Gorilla Tapes · Séamus Harahan · Derek Jarman · Malcolm le Grice · Rosalind Nashashibi · Pratibha Parmar · Keith Piper · William Raban · Lis Rhodes · Reman Sadani · Peter Savage · Lucy Skaer · John Smith
The Pyramid Theatre at Leeds University Union
Leeds, LS2 9JZ
Pay what you can (you’re free to pay as much or as little as you can, including an option to pay nothing). Strictly advanced bookings only.
Booking links below.
Films will be shown with SDH Captions.
Not suitable for children.
What we’re doing to keep you safe:
— Reduced capacity and socially distanced seating.
— Contactless ticket checking.
— Hand-sanitiser available near the entrance.
— Staff will be wearing all required PPE.
What we’re asking you to do:
— Unless exempt, face coverings must be worn during your visit, including when seated. These can be removed when eating and drinking.
— When you arrive, we’d encourage you to check-in using the NHS app.
— Keep a safe and respectful distance from others when moving around the building
— If you have COVID symptoms, please do not attend a screening until you have received a negative PCR test.
This project is supported by Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.
Additional support from LUX
Jordan’s Dance, Derek Jarman, 1977
Measures of Distance, Mona Hatoum, 1988
MON, 10 JANUARY 2022, 6PM
Power, Corruption & Lies # 1
Nashashibi/Skaer, 2009, 5 min, 16mm
Ian Breakwell’s Continuous Diary (12 October 1982)
Ian Breakwell, 1982, c.8 min, digital (originally made for TV)
The Trophies of Empire
Keith Piper, 1985, 11 min, digital (originally tape/slide work)
William Raban, 1996, 28 min, digital
Pratibha Parmar, 1985, 13 min, digital
Derek Jarman, 1977, 5 min, digital (originally 8mm)
I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead
Beatrice Gibson, 2018, 21 min, digital
The Trophies of Empire, Keith Piper, 1985
MON, 17 JANUARY 2022, 6PM
Power, Corruption & Lies # 2
Frozen War (Hotel Diaries #1)
John Smith, 2001, 11 min, digital
Measures of Distance
Mona Hatoum, 1988, 16 min, digital
Neither Here Nor There
Malcolm le Grice, 2001, 8 min, digital (3 screen version)
Reman Sadani, 2014, 20 min, digital
Rosalind Nashashibi, 2015, 18 min, digital
Dirty Pictures (Hotel Diaries #6)
John Smith, 2007, 15 min, digital
Frozen War, John Smith, 2001
Electrical Gaza, Rosalind Nashashibi, 2015
MON, 7 FEBRUARY 2022, 6PM
Power, Corruption & Lies # 3
An Ugly Streak of Violence (from Tory Stories)
Peter Savage, 1984, 2 min, digital
Crimewatch UK (from Death Valley Days)
Gorilla Tapes, 1984, 4 min, digital
Dissonance and Disturbance
Lis Rhodes, 26 min, 2012, digital
Duncan Campbell, 2008, 37 min, digital
Pull Down Lads
Séamus Harahan, 2008, 3 min, digital
Time and the Wave
William Raban, 2013, 15 min, digital
Crimewatch UK, Gorilla Tapes, 1984
Time and the Wave, William Raban, 2013