CAST Film Club, Screening

  • Image: 'Tatlin’s Whisper #5' at Tate Modern, Tania Brugera, still from 'Tania Libre', courtesy Lynn Hershman Leeson

TANIA LIBRE | A FILM BY LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON

Tania Libre is a new documentary film about internationally renowned Cuban artist Tania Bruguera, directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. In December 2014, Brugera announced her intention to provide an open, uncensored platform for citizens in Havana to freely express their views in public for one minute. Before the performance took place, she was arrested and held for treason. Her imprisonment lasted eight months.

Within days of her release Bruguera returned to the United States and visited psychiatrist Dr. Frank Ochberg, renowned expert on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Stockholm Syndrome. Tania Libre, a new film by artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson, documents Bruguera’s story through these intimate and profound conversations.

CAST Café food from 6.30pm, something hot and something sweet for £6.50.

Programme curated by Kelly Taylor.

The public programme at CAST is supported by Arts Council England, as part of Groundwork 2016-18, which has been awarded Ambition for Excellence funding. Ambition for Excellence is a new programme aimed at stimulating and supporting ambition, talent and excellence across the arts sector in England. The fund aims to have significant impact on the growth of an ambitious international-facing arts infrastructure, especially outside London.

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