Solidarity by Lucy Parker. Photography by Nick Gordon Smith.

Late Screenings IV: Lucy Parker, Solidarity

Sunday 8 March 2020, 8—10pm

Screening at 8pm followed by Q&A with Lucy Parker

Rhubaba is delighted to present the fourth instalment of our Late Screenings programme. Each evening of artists’ films will explore a different theme, selected by Rhubaba committee members. For this instalment we will be showing Lucy Parker’s debut feature length film, Solidarity, which is about the secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Lucy about the making of the film and the themes explored. 

In the film, blacklisted construction workers and activists spied on by the police share their ongoing struggles. Blacklisting in the UK construction industry impacted thousands of workers who were labelled “troublemakers” for speaking out and secretively denied employment. Activists uncovered alarming links between workplace blacklisting and undercover policing. Solidarity attentively follows meetings between activists and law students, brought together for the film, revealing the determination of a community working together to find a route to justice. The film features members of Blacklist Support Group, core participants in Undercover Policing Inquiry, and members of other campaigning groups. 

Lucy Parker (b.Dorset UK, lives in London) was the 2016 filmmaker in residence at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival. Her films have been screened or exhibited at festivals including AV Festival (2018), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2018), Toronto International Film Festival (2017) South Korean New Media Festival (2017). film. Her previous short films include: The Home And The World (2010), Writer’s Group (2013), Fire (2016), and Apologies (2016). Solidarity was commissioned by City Projects (a non-profit coop based in London).

This event is free and un-ticketed; refreshments and popcorn will be provided.

Accessibility

This event is open to everyone.

If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know via info@rhubaba.org and we can advise if we are able to accommodate. Please note that unfortunately Rhubaba does not have a wheelchair accessible toilet or any baby changing facilities and has one gender neutral bathroom. The gallery space is accessible by wheelchair; please email in advance (or knock!) and staff will assist with the door. Assistance dogs are welcome.

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