Bring Down The Walls 2020 Ages 15+

12.20PM Sat 20 Feb 2021 (1hr 28mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Turner Prize-nominee Phil Collins invites us into New York’s ‘Bring Down The Walls’ project, an anti-incarceration movement that uses house music to fight for social justice.

Born out of Chicago’s post-disco underground club scene in the early 1980s, house music has a longstanding history as a voice for repressed and marginalised communities across America. More than thirty years later, collectives in New York are continuing to use the dance floor as a transformative space of connection and liberation to bring down the physical walls of the prison–industrial complex. This is a discursive and celebratory story of personal and collective liberation, as told by the people who have experienced the injustice of the prison system firsthand.

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY, 88 MINUTES, GERMANY/UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: PHIL COLLINS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: CESAR MARTINEZ, ADAM NEWPORT-BERRA, SINISA MITROVIC, PHIL COLLINS / EDITOR: STEFAN RAMIREZ PEREZ / PROD CO/PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SHADY LANE PRODUCTIONS