The screening on 4 November at Chapel FM is Free.

"Tish is a tremendous, humane tribute to a real artist." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

"An authentic insight into the devastating impact of unemployment and poverty." - Nikki Baughan, Screen International

"Details leap out from the photographs, not just the faces of those she captured, but the twist of cigarette smoke, metal ashtrays recalling the tang of wet ash, plasters on scrubbed knees." - Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

A vital new documentary about the great photographer, Tish Murtha, who is only now starting to get the recognition she deserves as one of the most important British artists of her generation. Tish grew up in the vibrant working class communities of the Northeast and captured this in images like no-one else, particularly committed to documenting the impact of Thatcherism and deindustrialisation in the 70s and 80s. Tragically she died in poverty aged only 56 and Paul Sng’s essential film follows a journey of discovery about her led by her daughter Ella.

The screening on 12 November at Howard Assembly Room will be presented with additional descriptive subtitles of non-dialogue audio. Visit our Accessible Screenings at LIFF 2023 page for more information and other accessible screenings at the festival.

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