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Second Sight: New Commissions

UK, 2019/1988, 103mins, Cert.TBC
Plus Dreaming Rivers
Showtimes and location

Film description

In association with LUX and the ICO, this programme of artists’ moving image explores the the legacy, methods, aesthetic strategies and histories of the UK’s Black Film Workshop Movement that developed throughout the 1980s.

Films in this programme include:

Claudette’s Star

Dir: Ayo Akingbade | UK | 2019 | 6 mins

Acting as part ode and through a series of interpretations, the film depicts young artists considering with sheer wonder who is given a voice.

Collective Hum

Dir: B.O.S.S. Collective | UK | 2019 | 7 mins

A short film exploring the polyphony of collectivity in the desires, motivations and stories that foreground the histories and present(s) of Black British sound. Collective Hum documents a collective in practice through the operation of B.O.S.S using multiple narration, overlapping voices and the sound of group interviews, meetings and events to create a polyphonic score to soundtrack images of the ‘collective bodies, kinaesthetic experience and gestural language’ of sound system culture.


Dir: Morgan Quaintance | UK | 2019 | 28 mins

What kind of power is accessible through the discovery of a voice? Looking at personal and communal empowerment through vocal training and liberation movements in London and Chicago, South also explores what happens when speech is ignored, and the voice fades.

Your Ecstatic Self

Dir: Rehana Zaman | UK | 2019 | 32 mins

Your Ecstatic Self is a conversation unfolding in a car with Sajid, the artist’s brother. As the journey progresses Sajid discusses his engagement with the philosophy and practice of Tantra, having spent the majority of his 44 years as a strict Sunni Pakistani Muslim. Placing the idiosyncrasies of western fetishism towards eastern philosophical traditions alongside cultural orthodoxies and ancestral knowledge, Your Ecstatic Self takes up multifaceted expressions of desire, intimacy and sexual agency.

This programme will be followed by a key film from the period, Martina Attille’s, Dreaming Rivers.


Docs & Artists' Moving Image

at 42 New Briggate

Together with visual arts organisation Pavilion, we'll be screening brilliant documentaries and supporting the development of exciting artists' moving image work, from our new cosy screening room, located at 42 New Briggate in Leeds City Centre. Read more

Showing at

42 New Briggate

Venue details


42 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU, UK
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Access info

Due to the narrow entrance, unfortunately 42 New Briggate is not wheelchair accessible, and the toilets are via a short flight of stairs. On the Road venues which are fully accessible include Leeds University Union, Heart and the Brudenell Social Club.

Refreshment info

Due to licensing restrictions at this venue, we’re unfortunately unable to sell refreshments. However, included in your ticket price is a free tea, coffee or soft drink. We’re happy if any visitors wish to bring their own refreshments, however alcohol and hot food is not permitted.


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Tue 7th April