Launch of documentary on CARLA Festival of Anti-Racist and Decolonial Art

by | Feb 24, 2023 | Afro-descendants, Argentina, Art, Brazil, Colombia, Film, Indigenous people, Music, Theatre |

On 8 March 2023, we will launch a documentary that presents a record of CARLA’s public Festival of Decolonial and Anti-Racist Art, which was held in Manchester’s Contact Theatre in April 2022 and which featured in person many of the artists who have worked with CARLA over the last 3 years. Watch a 1.5 minute trailer here and a 5-minute one here.

Reserve a ticket here.

The screening is a unique opportunity to witness the work of artists from Latin America whose artistic practice aims at challenging racial discrimination in their home country. The aim of the event is to generate a conversation around how art practice can challenge racism not only in Latin America, but also in the UK.

The screening will be followed by a round-table discussion with two guest speakers about the project and its implications:

  • Dr Mónica G. Moreno Figueroa, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Fellow in Social Sciences at Downing College at the University of Cambridge and the International Advisor for the CARLA project.
  • SuAndi OBE, a Manchester-based poet, writer, and arts curator. She is also the Cultural Director of the National Black Arts Alliance, an organisation working towards raising the profile of black artists in the UK.

The floor will then be open to attendees, both online and in person, for a Q&A session.

The screening will take place in room A101 in the Samuel Alexander Building at the University of Manchester (and online) and, for those attending in person, will be followed by a drinks reception held in the foyer of the building.