Two Black women, June Jordan and Angela Davis are sitting closely together in a studio installation, with purple walls, and black and white photographs on long triangular stands. Angela Davis is smiling and looking at the camera, while June Jordan is laughing and smiling with her eyes closed and one hand up to her face.

Join Turf Projects for a special screening of  the newly digitised ‘A Place of Rage’ as part of ”The Work We Share‘.

Pratibha Parmar’s outstanding 1991 documentary combines the history of civil rights, Black power, LGBTQ+ rights, and the feminist movements, presenting filmmakers, writers, and activists June Jordan, Alice Walker, Trinh Th Minh Hà, and Angela Davis in their own words. This powerful film serves as a reminder that the struggles continue because of such leaders.

Writer and Artist Jay Bernard will present their response commission to the film.

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Pratibha Parmar is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, video artist and professor. Awarded The Visionary Award from the One in Ten Film Festival and the Frameline Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award, Pratibha is Writer/Director/Producer of over 16 documentaries She is the author and editor of several ground breaking books notably, “The Empire Strikes Back: Race and Racism in 1970s Britain,” and editor and publisher at Sheba Feminist Press (1980’s), the first UK publishers of Audre Lorde. Pratibha was Visiting Artist at Stanford University, Theatre & Performance Studies Department (2013) and is currently an Associate Professor in the film department at California College of the Arts, San Francisco.

Jay Bernard (FRSL, FRSA) is an interdisciplinary writer and artist from London whose work is rooted in social histories. Jay was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2020 and winner of the 2017 Ted Hughes Award for their first collection Surge. Recent work includes Blue Now, a live rendition of Derek Jarman’s film ‘Blue’; Joint, a poetic-play about the history of joint enterprise; Crystals of this Social Substance, a sound installation about young people, capitalism and money at the Serpentine pavilion; and Complicity, a pamphlet about colonial memory in the urban environment, based on the collection at the Tate. Jay is a DAAD literature fellow and a fellow at the Institute of Ideas and Imagination Paris.