THREE FILMS BY SANDRA LAHIREJune 27, 2019
Dokufest presents a regional premiere and mini-retrospective of documentary and three experimental works by the late British filmmaker Sandra Lahire.
Curated by Elizabeth Dexter, the programme spans a decade of Lahire’s creative production and selected to communicate the filmmaker’s major themes and imageries, hopes to assert Lahire as an essential figure in experimental and feminist film-making in the UK from the 70s to the millennium.
From her first film, Arrows, a study on anorexia, to Uranium Hex a commentary on the damage done to landscape and body alike by the nuclear industry, and closing with Night Dances, which presents lesbian love and ghostliness as strange and beguiling bedfellows.
All films try to make visible the many spectrums and processes of bodily dissolution subject to queer, female, and indigenous bodies, to carve out a space for fightback and for joy.